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Researcher: Pokémon GO is a Huge Security Risk

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Researcher: Pokémon GO is a Huge Security Risk

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This article was posted on Wednesday, 05:40, UTC.

The phenomenon that is Nintendo’s Pokémon registered another massive (and arguably its biggest) hit with the release of Pokémon Go, a mobile app game so successful that it helped rocket Nintendo’s shares through the roof. With popularity comes scrutiny and one security researcher has pointed to a significant security risk concerning the iOS and Android versions of the app. Pokémon Go users, pay attention. Internet security expert Adam Reeve has found a problem with the game, one that makes your entire Google account vulnerable if you’re playing the game. To play the game, users are first required to set up…

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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