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Report: Many Android Flashlight Apps Request Invasive Access to Your Phone

A new report claims that Android flashlight apps are requesting a large number of permissions on every install, giving them access to huge amounts of device information. For example, 180 different flashlight apps request access to your contacts list.

report from Avast Security claims that hundreds of Android flashlight apps are requesting a large number of device permissions that are not needed, gaining in-depth access to users devices. Avast Security Evangelist Luis Corrons stated that he tested all of the Android flashlight apps that were on the Google Play Store, totaling 937 different apps. Seven were reportedly outright malicious apps designed to infect users phones with viruses, but many others requested a startling amount of device access.

Corrons states in his report:   “READ MORE…”

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  1. Methos Methos September 13, 2019

    There are many low priced flashlights that are very small and very bright… Just how hard is it to carry one of these? Not hard for me!

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