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Do you have the Facebook app on your smartphone? Cool, I just took an unauthorized picture

Facebook is one of the social media giants that has an application ready for you. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are my favourite social media platforms and I have their applications installed on my smartphone.

I know what i have agreed to and I know how to use my social media in a way that it won't harm my "direct" life.

Not everyone is aware of the power that is being hold in these smartphone applications.

Today I stumbled on a picture that has been spreading on Twitter. No, it is not a malicious picture. The picture shows you what the Facebook application is allowed to do at ANY TIME.

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Personal Information

Allows the application to read all of the contact (address) data stored on your tablet.

Allows the application to read all of the contact (address) data stored on your phone.

Allows the application to modify the contact (address) data stored on your tablet.

Allows the application to modify the contact (address) data stored on your phone.

 

Hardware control

Allows the application to take pictures and videos with the camera. This allows the application at any time to collect images wich the camera is seeing.

Allows the application to acces the audio record path.

 

Phone calls

Allows the application to accces the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone.

 

Malicious applications + Facebook application

Criminals are active on social media. Cybercrime on social networks continues to climb as the development of malicious application on Facebook.

Do you remember the "Spider under her skin" malware on Facebook? This malware tried to gain personal information and acces to your credentials.

The administrator behind the spider under her skin malware could have used the Facebook application to; take a picture while u were undressing. Listen to a confidential meeting via your smartphone microphone.

Edit your girl friends phone number so the next time you call her you will call to a pricy sex line.

The ways to use the application for criminal intends is unlimited.

Just be aware of what you do on the internet.