Remember the sneaky trick played by software makers? Download a free program and somehow it would automatically install an unwanted “search toolbar” on your computer’s internet browser.
That annoying ploy hasn’t disappeared on mobile phones. At least 50 million Android smartphones have downloaded a free application from the Google Play store called Brightest Flashlight Free that installs an unnecessary search feature on phones.
The app activates a phone’s camera light when launched – helpful. But it also has by default permission to display ads, track the phone’s location and take photographs and video. That means the makers of the app could see what users are doing and where they are.
ESET client for android provides
- GPS locator
- Remote Lock