LIA informant is a tool that allows you to view information regarding LG services via the “Smart Notice” widget. It is a part of the stock ROM. Though it is safe to use in case you do not want it, you can disable it anytime. There are some other characteristics of the LIA informant as well. It includes:
View Network Connections
It allows the apps available in the mobile phone to view information related to network connections. For instance, it allows the apps to check which network exists and which network is connected.
Directly Access Callings
It makes the calling easier as it allows the app to call phone numbers without any person’s intervention. This sometimes results in unexpected calls and even charges. But it ensures never calling an emergency number on its own. Thus, it can be considered that some malicious apps try to make money by making calls without an individual’s confirmation.
Full Network Access
Lia informant also allows to use custom sockets and create network sockets. This is done with the help of a browser and other required applications that provide various means to send data to the internet So, it never asks for any permission while sending data to the internet
Read the Required Data
Another advantage of the LIA informant Includes its capability of allowing the apps to read calendar events plus confidential information. Apps can read all the calendar events stored on the mobile phone irrespective of the fact that is of any friend or co-worker. This helps in saving data of the calendar regardless of being confidential or sensitive.
Read Call Logs
When it comes to reading call logs, the LIA informant is helpful in this way also. It allows the apps to read the phone’s call log. It also reads data related to outgoing calls and incoming calls. It further allows apps to save call log data, but malicious apps can also consider this data without even your knowledge.
Read Your Contacts
LIA informant allows the apps to read all the contacts stored on phone including many other things such as the number of times you have called any person, emails you have sent, communicated with the person in any other way. Apart from this, it allows the apps to save data related to your contacts, but it increases the chances that malicious apps can share your contact data without your permission.
Read the Content of SD
It allows the apps to read data stored in the SD card and thus make the use of data as required. Also, it allows the apps to modify or delete the unused or unwanted content from the SD card.
Read Phone State
It further allows the applications to access phone states such as phone numbers of the device, network information, status of the ongoing call, phone accounts registered, and many more.
Read Text Messages
It allows the apps to read text messages and explore the required information. Apps can read out SMS or MMS messages stored on SIM card or mobile phone irrespective of the content or data confidentiality.
Run at Startup
As soon as the system finished booting, it allows the app to start itself. This sometimes results in making the phone take more time to start and even apps make the phone slow down as the phone keeps on running every time.
Apart from these features, the LIA informant proves to be helpful for the phone in many other ways. It can read web bookmarks, history, home setting shortcuts, etc. from the mobile phone and thus makes the task of the applications much easier.