1. AC Question's Avatar
    On the news today there was a short warning that flashlight apps/widgets put smart phones at risk for a worm. Wondering if that is true?
    10-01-2014 09:38 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Depends on the flashlight app. A while ago, there was an app called "Brightest Flashlight Free" that could track user location and potentially sell that info: Android flashlight app tracks users via GPS, FTC says hold on - TechRepublic

    A good flashlight app should only need permissions for the Camera, since the camera flash (that's used as the flashlight) is part of the Camera. Avoid any that have other permissions, like Network Access, Accounts, etc. Network Access is probably for ads.
    10-01-2014 10:17 PM

Similar Threads

  1. SD Card Encryption App ??
    By abbbe in forum General News & Discussion
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 10-27-2014, 08:25 PM
  2. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-20-2014, 07:48 AM
  3. COMPLETE SPECULATION (Hardware features of N6)
    By Mac58 in forum Google Nexus 6
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-06-2014, 01:50 PM
  4. Sick of Google maps
    By MoneyMike84 in forum Android Apps
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-02-2014, 09:35 AM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-01-2014, 07:38 PM