Many apps can track your location and share your information
You just had a flat tire along a dark country road. Luckily, you downloaded a flashlight app into your cellphone and now can put it to use.
But that flashlight, handy as it is, may be just one of many doors you unwittingly opened to let spies take up residence inside your phone.
“Most free flashlight apps are creepware,” says Gary S. Miliefsky, CEO of SnoopWall (www.snoopwall.com), a company that specializes in cybersecurity.