View Full Version : Dangerous flashlight apps

Myk Rian
10-15-2014, 9:07 AM
I saw a news report about smart phone flashlight apps. It seems that many of them written in China, Russia, and a few other not-so-nice countries require access to info on the phone, that something so simple has no need for. They send your info out to the bad guys.

snoopwall.com has a lot of info on security for your smart phone, especially Android. A very good read.
Install "privacy flashlight" by snoopwall. Available at the Play store.

Wade Lippman
10-15-2014, 10:33 AM

Mike Henderson
10-15-2014, 4:02 PM
And if you have an iPhone, the flashlight function comes built in.


Erik Loza
10-15-2014, 4:07 PM
And if you have an iPhone, the flashlight function comes built in.


+1... But crazy nonetheless.

Erik Loza
Minimax USA

Bert Kemp
10-16-2014, 8:57 PM
and if you use that flashlight your phones dead in about 2 mins. LOL

glenn bradley
10-16-2014, 9:54 PM
I haven't noticed the flashlight function to be impactive to battery life on the iPhone. I don't use it for long walks in the woods so, maybe a few moments here and there. What is curious is that someone might think that one free app is any safer or more dangerous than another :)

Rich Engelhardt
10-17-2014, 8:25 AM
Here's my "free flashlight app" :D

Jason Roehl
10-17-2014, 8:57 AM
My iPhone is jailbroken, so this has allowed me to install an app called "Activator". It allows me to set up various functions based on things like double-pressing a button or long-holding a button, etc. One function I have set is that a double-press of the home button from just about anywhere will turn on the flashlight (camera flash). It's one of the most-used functions of my phone...