Smart phones are currently smarter than most of their users. It always surprises me when people are surprised by this kind of thing.The Deacon wrote:Yet another reason for me to be happy I don't use a cell phone.
sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts.
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?
On my HTC Android (M10 One) it's hard coded into the phone on the drop down menu that you can't change- so not even an app as such; it's the same type of setting as screen brightness and ringer volumebearfacedkiller wrote: Who downloads a flashlight app? Android and iOS come with one built in. Those do not contain spyware even if that misleading "news" piece showed people clicking on the built in iOS flashlight. They lose credibility right there for talking about the top ten downloaded apps and then showing the built in app being used.
Right. And this was exactly what these thieves were capitalizing on. My current phone has a flashlight build in. But the ones I had previously did not.Evil D wrote:A lot of older gen phones didn't have a flashlight app, and the LED light was strictly for flash. Those apps exist because they gave the flashlight functionality, but I'd imagine their downloads have slowed quite a bit as makers are catching on and giving the flashlight option.
Or by people who think that free apps are free.SolidState wrote: Smart phones are currently smarter than most of their users. It always surprises me when people are surprised by this kind of thing.
Remind me not to utilize your services for anything remotely modern involving programming or spyware.MichaelScott wrote:It is easy for people to fear what they don’t understand.
I have consulted with people to help them with their computers, devices and software (I have been in the “IT” business for fifty-three years and retired from IBM) who believe the strangest things. A number of my clients have tape or Post-It notes covering the camera on their laptops because they think “someone”, probably the “government” or evil hackers are watching them. No. Just, no. And who would want to stare at someone's face for hours?
Malware on iOS systems is basically non-existent. Now, if you are an unfortunate Windows victim, it is a different story.