New App Model: Security App

Appicaptor has been enhanced with a new app model, which is named Security App. Security apps are supposed to improve or evaluate the overall security of a smartphone. For this monitoring of operating system and apps, security apps need to have critical permissions. These permissions require a very high security quality level to prevent attackers from exploiting the permissions through implementation flaws. Therefore Appicaptor rates flaws in these apps stronger than in other app models.

On the other hand, in case of no other flaws, the required permissions are not rated negativly by Appicaptor because they are required for this type of app.

Examples of security apps are:

  • Virus Scanners
  • App Lockers
  • Lockscreen Apps
  • Permission Examination Apps
  • Find My Phone Apps
  • Secret Folder Apps