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Flashlight Apps, Security Threat?
#31481 10/10/14 10:57 AM
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According to SnoopWall, the top 10 flashlight apps are a serious security threat/risk to Android users and to a lesser extent to iOS users.

I wonder if the article is credible and if I was imperiled (prior to deleting High-Powered Flashlight).

The full text/link is here.

Waddya think?


Harv
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Re: Flashlight Apps, Security Threat?
Pendragon #31483 10/10/14 12:20 PM
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Apparently, just more myth/FUD and a slimy attempt to sell their own product.

That I was concerned enough to post... Ah, a bit red-faced am I.

See: Snopes Flash & Grab


Harv
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Re: Flashlight Apps, Security Threat?
Pendragon #31489 10/11/14 01:12 PM
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There is a flashlight feature built into iOS 8, no app needed.


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Re: Flashlight Apps, Security Threat?
joemikeb #31491 10/11/14 01:50 PM
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And the iOS flashlight works just fine. While it don't often use the flashlight, I do miss the brightness adjustment I formerly had. OTOH, I am pleased to be rid of the ads. On balance, well worth the trade. grin


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