Siri Shortcut youtube downloader ( Risk ) ????

titrau

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I just try download youtube video using siri shortcut instruted clip online , 1 step i dont understand


step open safari >> link

https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/fca16b7e36824fae8df26df05bbb5325

that link pop up and show youtube downloader and touch on shortcut

where is that link make who create it
is that link third party writting code ?

is it danger >>>
[doublepost=1539481400][/doublepost]https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/516f6b24649948d5a48f66f731faf498

some more link

who create this link and why has to be click on it activate before youtube video catch up /

this concern
 

gwhizkids

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I just try download youtube video using siri shortcut instruted clip online , 1 step i dont understand


step open safari >> link

https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/fca16b7e36824fae8df26df05bbb5325

that link pop up and show youtube downloader and touch on shortcut

where is that link make who create it
is that link third party writting code ?

is it danger >>>
[doublepost=1539481400][/doublepost]https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/516f6b24649948d5a48f66f731faf498

some more link

who create this link and why has to be click on it activate before youtube video catch up /

this concern
If you didn’t make the Shortcut and you don’t know the links, yes there is risk.

And rather than posting links to the Shortcut here, you should really post screenshots so others won’t be subject to the same risks.
 

titrau

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Should i restore my iphone now , i just click to that link when using siri shortcut

who know whoever create it is hacker stuff ,

kind concern now
 

Jessica Lares

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There's nothing wrong with it. When you load a video from YouTube, there's different resolutions/etc that you get it in depending on your connection speed/browser/device. All the shortcut is doing (and all the others pretty much) is reading that list, grabbing the better version, and then saving it.
 

gwhizkids

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There's nothing wrong with it. When you load a video from YouTube, there's different resolutions/etc that you get it in depending on your connection speed/browser/device. All the shortcut is doing (and all the others pretty much) is reading that list, grabbing the better version, and then saving it.
But I will stand by my quasi-statement that one should not download and run Shortcuts if you don’t understand what the actions are doing. Potential for mischief there...
 
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titrau

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I think siri shortcut is step for spyware or hacker can develope trojan or backdoor to our devices , i wont use it again >> that really dangeroues
 

gwhizkids

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I think siri shortcut is step for spyware or hacker can develope trojan or backdoor to our devices , i wont use it again >> that really dangeroues
I wouldn’t go that far. Just understand the actions in the Shortcut before you run it.
 
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