Do flashlight apps hurt phones?
But many flashlight apps nevertheless have enough system privileges to be able to steal user information, disable antivirus scanning, install malicious software or get the user to click on malicious links -- if they were so inclined. And all it takes is a software update to turn a benign app into a malicious one.
Does flashlight app contain malware?
An incredibly sneaky third-party flashlight app for Android has been revealed to contain a Trojan virus that has the ability to steal and use your banking details, as well as intercept text messages and take photos with your device's selfie camera. ... The virus apparently also has the ability to intercept SMS messages.