Is Your Flashlight App Spying on You?

HOUSTON - If you've got one of those flashlight apps on your smart phone, mobile security experts say you should uninstall it immediately.

The security group Snoopwall analyzed the top 10 Andriod flashlight apps and say most contain malware; and they may be stealing your data. When you download the apps, Snoopwall says all of the 10 apps ask for much more permissions than are needed to run a simple flashlight app. For example, most can modify and delete the contents of your USD storage, view Wi-Fi connections and take pictures and videos.

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