Beware of Malicious Flashlight Apps

Beware of Malicious Flashlight Apps


SnoopWall, a US counterveillance software company released a threat assessment report regarding the top 10 Flashlight/Torch apps in the Google Play Store, and every one of them can potentially be used maliciously.

Flashlights are simple apps that use your mobile phone screen as a torch.  They are so simple that the size of the app should be kilobytes in size.  If the app you are about to download and install is several megabytes, stop now as it is almost certainly malicious.  If you have already downloaded it then uninstall it immediately and perform a hard reset on your phone after you have backed up important data.  Seek expert advice if you are unsure about what to do.

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Read the US FTC (Federal Trade Commission) press release: