Flashlight malware

Joined
Dec 31, 2011
Messages
2
Reaction score
0
Points
1
I saw a FoxNews report claiming that most phone flashlight apps are malware. Anyone with knowledge about this, please respond. Thx.
 
Joined
Apr 26, 2008
Messages
2,963
Reaction score
120
Points
63
Location
Belgium
Your Mac's Specs
iPad Pro 12.9 latest iOS
Can you share that FoxNews report with us please.
An URL will do.

Cheers ... McBie
 
Joined
Apr 26, 2008
Messages
2,963
Reaction score
120
Points
63
Location
Belgium
Your Mac's Specs
iPad Pro 12.9 latest iOS
Did I hear this correctly ..... The Google Play Store ?

Cheers ... McBie
 

bobtomay

,
Retired Staff
Joined
Dec 22, 2006
Messages
26,561
Reaction score
677
Points
113
Location
Texas, where else?
Your Mac's Specs
15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
He never said "most" either. Did say the top ten in the Google Play Store.
 

chscag

Well-known member
Staff member
Admin
Joined
Jan 23, 2008
Messages
65,247
Reaction score
1,834
Points
113
Location
Keller, Texas
Your Mac's Specs
2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 8, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 Mini, Numerous iPods, Monterey
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.
 
Joined
Nov 28, 2007
Messages
25,564
Reaction score
486
Points
83
Location
Blue Mountains NSW Australia
Your Mac's Specs
Silver M1 iMac 512/16/8/8 macOS 11.6
What a pair of prize Geeks!
 
Joined
Mar 17, 2009
Messages
3,626
Reaction score
111
Points
63
Your Mac's Specs
2018 15" MBP, 2019 11" iPad Pro, iPhone 11 Pro
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.
 

chscag

Well-known member
Staff member
Admin
Joined
Jan 23, 2008
Messages
65,247
Reaction score
1,834
Points
113
Location
Keller, Texas
Your Mac's Specs
2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 8, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 Mini, Numerous iPods, Monterey
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.
 
Joined
Aug 19, 2014
Messages
792
Reaction score
4
Points
18
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
 

Shop Amazon


Shop for your Apple, Mac, iPhone and other computer products on Amazon.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites.
Top