Handy Light

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Handy Light is an iOS application written by Nick Lee; while branded as a "convenient flashlight for the iPhone", the application contains a hidden mode allowing users to use SOCKS proxying to tether their iPhone using a wireless connection.[1] The application was initially approved for sale in the App Store and added on July 20, 2010, but was quickly removed by Apple the same day.[2][3] Apple has similarly disallowed other programs made to allow unsupported network tethering on the iPhone platform to be offered in the App Store.[4]


  1. ^ Laura Roberts (23 Jul 2010), "15 year-old boy creates 'Trojan' iPhone app which connects to internet for free", Daily Telegraph
  2. ^ "Handy Light: Tethering App Camouflaged as Flashlight". AppShopper. Retrieved 21 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Handy Light for iPhone's dirty little secret: tethering (update)". Engadget. Retrieved 21 July 2010.
  4. ^ Raphael, JR (September 15, 2008). "Apple App Store Ban: Android, Here's Your Chance". PC World. Archived from the original on December 7, 2008. Retrieved Dec 13, 2008.