The company behind the app, QuVideo Inc, also has a number of other services available on the Play Store with VPNpro stating that they could all be being used to sell information to data brokers.
READ MORE: Android ALERT: Google Play Store apps pose massive risk and they could be on your phone This data can net app developers a good sum of money, with some data brokers paying $4/month for every 1,000 active users.
The app, known as VivaVideo, is one of the biggest free video editing apps for Android.
The security team at VPNpro, discovered a popular app with over 100 million installs has been requesting potentially dangerous permissions which could leave anyone who has downloaded it open to attack.
The apps include VivaVideo • VivaVideo PRO Video Editor HD • SlidePlus – Photo Slideshow Maker • Tempo – Music Video Editor with Effects • VivaCut – Pro Video Editor APP • VidStatus – Status Videos Status Downloader These apps have more than 157 million installs combined.