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    Flashlight malware
    I saw a FoxNews report claiming that most phone flashlight apps are malware. Anyone with knowledge about this, please respond. Thx.

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    Can you share that FoxNews report with us please.
    An URL will do.

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    Did I hear this correctly ..... The Google Play Store ?

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    He never said "most" either. Did say the top ten in the Google Play Store.
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    Interesting. I wonder how many flashlight apps for the iPhone are doing the same thing? I thought there was a built in flashlight app for the iPhone at one time, is it still there? I didn't look very hard but I can't find it running iOS 8.1.

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    What a pair of prize Geeks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Interesting. I wonder how many flashlight apps for the iPhone are doing the same thing? I thought there was a built in flashlight app for the iPhone at one time, is it still there? I didn't look very hard but I can't find it running iOS 8.1.
    Built-in to iOS 8. Swipe up to bring up the dashboard and it's on the bottom left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MYmacROX View Post
    Built-in to iOS 8. Swipe up to bring up the dashboard and it's on the bottom left.
    Thanks. I knew that I had seen it somewhere.

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    Yeah, no need for a flashlight app in IOS8, so no problem for me.

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    I find this whole report bull crap let me explain why...

    They stated that the app contains malware not arguing with that i don't install any app from any store listed from china japan the u.k and even from india and even russia (where they pirate and steal anything) think about this.

    Now they said that you have to remove the malware by doing a factory reset and to backup the phone to your google account.

    Rolmbo

    want to know why its a bad idea lets say the malware is attached to your contacts your email and your web browser and you backup all of this data to google congratulations guess what happens when you restore and log in with your phone.

    Malware's back

    duh this is why when using android i use the android file transfer utility and i have a virus scanner installed on my phones something that most noobs (mainly the morons in this dumb report) don't consider

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