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#31481 - 10/10/14 03:57 AM Flashlight Apps, Security Threat?
Pendragon Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Georgetown, Texas, USA
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?
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#31483 - 10/10/14 05:20 AM Re: Flashlight Apps, Security Threat? [Re: Pendragon]
Pendragon Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Georgetown, Texas, USA
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
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#31489 - 10/11/14 06:12 AM Re: Flashlight Apps, Security Threat? [Re: Pendragon]
joemikeb Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
There is a flashlight feature built into iOS 8, no app needed.
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#31491 - 10/11/14 06:50 AM Re: Flashlight Apps, Security Threat? [Re: joemikeb]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Georgetown, Texas, USA
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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