Malicious flashlight apps found on Google Play store

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Whether you need to put your key in the lock on a dark night, or explore the depths of the cupboard under the stairs, having a flashlight app on your phone can prove useful. But researchers at Check Point have discovered more than 22 different flashlight and utility apps harboring adware called, appropriately, ‘LightsOut’. The code, which generates illegal ad revenue for its perpetrators at the expense of unsuspecting users, is believed to have had more than 1.5 million downloads. Some users reported that they were forced to press on ads to answer calls and perform other day-to-day activities on…

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