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The game TerraGenesis, may be a Malware in Android.


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Hi.

Today, I wanted to download TerraGenesis for my Android 8.0.0 Sony Xperia XZ phone by parental authorization using my mother password to download and install. But, before entering my mother password to download the game, I check the permissions and I found something suspicious:

I viewed that if I download, install and run the game, it asks to give permission to make and manage phone calls that after viewing this permission, I decided to NOT download and install the game for security.

Here is my prove on this screenshot that I took:

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I would like to investigate this Android game thoroughly because of the permission it asks for, it could be spyware and if it turns out to be spyware, add it to the virus database, call it Spyware.AndroidOS.Generic and report the application to Google so that remove it from the Google Play Store.

And there is a Windows version for this game on Microsoft Store but does not ask strange permissions.

Download TerraGenesis from the Google Play Store to investigate it thoroughly, see what it does in the background and for 1 week in case it is spyware: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alexanderwinn.TerraGenesis

If the environment to be used does not have a Google account, download it in APK from the evozi website because the file cannot be uploaded here due to the file size limit (Remember to copy the link of the game TerraGenesis from the Play Store to the website to download it): 

https://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/

 

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Hi again, I sent an Email to the developer of the game and I'm waiting the answer of the developer to arrive to my Gmail inbox.

If the developers say the truth of the TerraGenesis's phone access permission and did not spy users's phone calls and contacts %100 real and no fake and for other purposes that isn't malicious, the game is safe. But if the game is not safe and is really a malware, the developers would did the following:

- Never reply the message that I sent.

- Don't did the truth at all.

- The developers say that they don't want to tell me the truth about permission to access the phone for various reasons.

- Deny the truth about permission to access the phone.

And others...

If one of these scenarios happens, please report the game to Google to remove it from the Play Store and permanently suspend the developer account and that they cannot create another developer account.

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