Can anyone confirm an iPhone app called "Clerk"?

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Can anyone confirm an iPhone app called "Clerk"?

Postby stanbutler » Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:43 pm

Shortly after logging into the LCR site I get asked about installing an APP called 'Clerk".

I called support but they tell me the only church APP is LDS Tools.

This does not feel RIGHT!

It should be very well known by now yet I have NOT seen anything posted about this APP???

Can anyone verify that this app is supposed to be prompting me to download the "Clerk" app??

The Clerk APP icon is the familiar blue background and white writing feather with the ink well, anybody know about this?

If not its must be an exploit and should be investigated sooner than later.

Thank you

Br. Butler
Hamilton Ward, Ashburn VA Stake

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Re: Can anyone confirm an iPhone app called "Clerk"?

Postby wertdl » Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:23 pm

If you are using Safari on an Apple device (iPhone/iPad), you were probably prompted to add a shortcut to your home page. This is safe to do; it's not malicious.
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Re: Can anyone confirm an iPhone app called "Clerk"?

Postby sbradshaw » Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:16 pm

See also this thread: Where do I find the Clerk App?
Samuel Bradshaw • Interested in church apps and sites, creative recordkeeping, clerk support, YSA wards and stakes, LDS music, Vineyard at BYU, and online service.

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Re: Can anyone confirm an iPhone app called "Clerk"?

Postby stanbutler » Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:04 am

The "Clerk" APP appears to be pushed by the LDS.Org/LCR site whenever you are accessing LCR with an IOS device such as an iPhone.
It's a pop-up that seems to occur very quickly whenever the LCR user is a member of the Bishopric org, Ward Clerk, Ward or Asst. Clerk, Membership.
The Popup can become rather annoying if you don't place on the iPhone's Home Page.

Has anyone heard of the church providing us clerks validation on the Clerk App? The app might be nothing but I really got a bad ffeling about this app.

I had hoped for someone to be able to verify/validate that this app is ok for church use. with all the searching of forums what I read did not mentioned it being a church sanctioned APP.

If anybody out there has been involved into INFOSEC, BlackHat, SANs conferences. you might understand why it is so important to find someone somewhere who can verify that it is supposed to be pushed to a Clerk whom is using an iPhone to access LCR.

Very respectfully submitted with high hopes Clerk APP is not Malicious nor an exploit/keylogger ETC....

Br. Butler Ward Membership Clerk

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Re: Can anyone confirm an iPhone app called "Clerk"?

Postby russellhltn » Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:18 am

If you look carefully at the images you uploaded, you'll see it's a "web app" and it points to "lds.org". It's not really an app, but a shortcut you can place on your home screen. It just makes it easier to get to LCR.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Re: Can anyone confirm an iPhone app called "Clerk"?

Postby lajackson » Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:37 pm

russellhltn wrote:If you look carefully at the images you uploaded, you'll see it's a "web app" and it points to "lds.org". It's not really an app, but a shortcut you can place on your home screen. It just makes it easier to get to LCR.

Actually, wertdl posted the images. He is a Church employee.

As he said four posts ago, if you are using Safari on an Apple device (iPhone/iPad), you were probably prompted to add a shortcut to your home page. This is safe to do; it's not malicious.

And as russellhltn said, it is simply a shortcut to the actual website. If you are seeing the pages wertdl posted, it is something safe to use if you wish.

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Re: Can anyone confirm an iPhone app called "Clerk"?

Postby stanbutler » Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:20 am

Ok, Thanks,

It's not an APP but it is a shortcut, an alias for Http://LDS.Org/LCR
I thank you an appreciate the help in understanding what it real was. I would not had been even remotely worry had this popped up while I was on a laptop. The iPhone does not have a real easy way to check out/look into short cuts. I tried to get info but it was not showing up with all the other apps. I became more worried when I tried to find it and failed to see anything referencing. Thanks to you both, I appreciate the reasurance


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