Thanks so much that's extremely relieving. Just a few last points im worried about if you wouldn't mind; when you refer to opening images in the browser is that loading up a page that has images on it? Such as 9gag or 4chan. And the browser has a retrieve running apps permission. Could a hacker or malware take advantage of that and use it to see pictures or anything else that's still running?
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Yes, that's correct — any images loaded in web pages were susceptible, though it's important to note that these specific problems have long since been addressed. I don't know of any current major security vulnerabilities in mobile browsers, and the fact that these problems existed at some point isn't cause for concern, only awareness. And, for comparison, these "vulnerabilities" aren't always used with malicious intent. JailbreakMe, an early jailbreak solution for iOS devices, used a vulnerability in Safari's PDF file parser.
Any permissions granted to Android apps specifically relate to components of Android and your phone that the app in question is able to access or use. In the case of web browsers, it's not possible for these permissions to simply "pass through" to any web content; web content is rendered and executed by
Android effectively limits how much information is available to applications, and the primary user-facing mechanism behind this is the permissions system. Pay attention while browsing and downloading, pay attention when installing apps, and keep an eye out for security news, and you should be good.