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    Pokemon Go fans, stay privacy-aware

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    You are probably running to catch your next Pokemon and we can?t blame you, this game is so much fun! But take notice, the wildly popular app has drawn the attention of hackers, too.

    Researchers found a malware-infected version of the Pokemon Go app for Android. The copy was modified to include a RAT. No, it?s not a new type of Pokemon, but a remote access Trojan that gives cyber-criminals full control over a victim?s mobile phone.

    Pokemon Go also sparked privacy-concerns as its iOS version requested full access to Google accounts, whenever Google was used as a sign-in option. The issue was quickly fixed. Pokemon Go on iOS no longer requests full access to Google accounts when a Google is used as a sign-in option.
    Last edited by Bear; 07-15-2016 at 10:55 AM. Reason: character fixing

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    This is a very very silly thing to write. If you care about privacy you won't be using the Pokemon Go intensive data collection app which is also accessible to Google, in the first place. Secondly, anyone who downloads APKs directly is already warned that it is their own responsibility to verify the APK, even on Android Police although that and the other main sites should be trustworthy at least as far as having the original, corporate-made APKs, although they don't remove malicious APKs such as the version of the Facebook apps that are made by Facebook, Inc.

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    It is not actually a silly thing to write. It is a very valid warning.

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