Handy Light could mean Hidden Flash?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by OnNightfall, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. OnNightfall macrumors regular

    May 13, 2010
    If someone could hide tethering in a flashlight app, then you could possibly hide flash in an app? or is this not possible? something to think about. And what else could you hide that we would want.
  2. davidhawkins123 macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2010
    i think that would be awsome, people might start hiding cakes in there apps
  3. maturola macrumors 68040


    Oct 29, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Totally different monsters, Tethering was a simple Proxy implementation, Flash require API frameworks and specifics hardware acceleration.

    also the amount of code to implement that would be almost impossible to sneak by the review process (it will be a lot of code). The proxy it's a lot easier to sneak by, however the real worry to me is "trojan" like application that require as little code as this tethering application and they can sneak also as easily.
  4. OnNightfall thread starter macrumors regular

    May 13, 2010
    Your right, and wow, I did not think about that. A trojan, yikes!
  5. L.C.W. macrumors regular


    Jun 20, 2010
    i'm just bummed i missed the download window on handy light... literally by like an hour... :(
  6. kAoTiX macrumors 6502


    Oct 14, 2008
    Midlands, UK
    This was my first thought. I don't understand Apple's procedure to screen all their apps before being approved but this is a proxy hidden in an app. Theoretically could this author have been using the proxy that was in place to not only tether, but to send any information over the tether back to himself and use that data to steal usernames/passwords etc.

    With regards to the OP's question, this was a simple implementation of something that is already possible within the operating system. Flash, as maturola said, requires other external libraries to run (libraries as in other files shall we say). Not something you could include in an app so easily.
  7. headcheese macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2008
    I missed it by like 5 minutes :)

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