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Why does my Android App READ SMS?

I have been wanting to write a blog on this topic for quite a while and finally here I'm.
With the rampant adoption and popularity of Android phones, Android apps and android market place are gaining wide spread popularity. I have noticed that most of the apps that we see/use now ask for seemingly harmless permissions like "READ PHONE STATE", "READ_SMS" etc. This post highlights the dangers and security flaws associated with "READ_SMS" permission on Android devices.