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Some Flashlight Apps Pose Danger to Your Security

Some Flashlight Apps Pose Danger to Your Security - The Beacon


By: Tom

Some Flashlight Apps Pose Danger to Your Security

This coming Wednesday is Data Security Day, and we wanted to bring you some information regarding a cyber-security threat that you may have downloaded on your smart phone or tablet. Over the weekend I and another one of our BBB colleagues received an e-mail containing information about apps that turn your smart phone into a flashlight. The following Youtube video goes into detail about the top 10 flashlight apps that may contain malware with advice as to how to detect such malware. You’ll also learn the reasons why we all need to read and understand all terms and conditions and privacy policies before we click on the accept & download button.

For more information regarding cyber security, visit where you can Start With Trust®.

While the BBB endeavors to provide accurate information to the public, changes in the law, facts or circumstances may have occurred since the foregoing was posted. The BBB recommends doing independent research and consulting professional advisors concerning a particular situation

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Tom is Vice President for the Tri-State Better Business Bureau. In addition to answering the needs of our accredited businesses, Tom can be seen on WEVV providing tips for businesses and consumers. He also works closely with other local media outlets to keep our community informed of marketplace issues affecting our area.