Calculator App allows Teens to hide images on Smartphones

By Wayne Denner

It seems as a Parent, getting up to speed on your child’s online use is a full time job. Here’s another smart phone App to hit the App Store you might want to be aware of. This time it’s an App which allows teens (and I’m sure some adults) to hide images they’re sending and receiving in a secure vault – masquerading as a simple calculator.

The app called ‘Calculator%’, which is currently available on iOS and Android, actually looks and functions like a normal calculator with all the features you would expect. Upon download the user has the ability to set up a 4-digit passcode to secure access to the App. In order for the secret vault to function, the app needs permission to access the users’ photos and camera. This allows the user to move across any pictures from their phone into the secret vault, which is now passcode protected.

How are private images accessed?

It’s actually quite clever. In order to access the private images they’ve saved or to use the camera to take and save an image the user just needs to:

  • Launch the App
  • Press the decimal button
  • Enter Passcode
  • Press decimal button

From within the vault the user can then (Free …read more

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