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Apple CEO Tim Cook Wants Augmented and Virtual Reality Tech to “Encourage” Human Contact

Posted on October 14th, 2016.

So far, Apple has been the slowest of the big boys to getting an augmented or virtual reality product to market. The company’s iPhone is the single most popular smart phone on the planet and its computer products enjoy relative popularity (in early 2014, they were almost 9% of the market, a quadrupling from turn-of-the-century numbers)....

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British Whizz Kid Hacks Pokemon Go; Catches Monsters Without Breaking a Sweat

Posted on August 18th, 2016.

A 25-year-old British former computer science student has discovered a loophole in the popular Pokemon Go allowing him to catch Pokemon without leaving the comfort of his home. According to reports, players of the game have resorted to donating thousands of pounds to keep Mark Gore’s ‘bot’ running. Five lawyers are...

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Hacked: Pokemon Go Developer CEO’s Twitter Account

Posted on August 1st, 2016.

The latest high-profile victim to see a social media account hacked by self-proclaimed white hat hacking group OurMine is John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, famously relevant as the developer of mobile gaming phenomenon Pokemon Go. In a series of tweets, OurMine – the hacking group which has infamously breached the likes of Facebook CEO Mark...

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Cybersecurity

Pokémon Go DDoS Attackers Threaten Wipeout on August 1

Posted on July 20th, 2016.

 The group who goes by the name Poodlecorp (yes, really) has threatened to take down Pokémon Go servers with a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on August 1st. If achieved, the attack is certain to rile up gamers who are already inundating its servers due to the game’s sheer popularity. Poodlecorp, the DDoS group tthat...

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Cybersecurity

Pokémon Go Servers Suffer Downtime, possibly due to DDoS attacks

Posted on July 17th, 2016.

With server issues, Pokémon Go players may have had trouble catching much this weekend and it wasn’t merely due to the tremendously popular game crashing a lot on account of a massive new roll-out. A hacker group has claimed responsibility for the server outage, with DDoS attacks. A hacking group known as PoodleCorp has claimed...

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Identity Theft

Researcher: Pokémon GO is a Huge Security Risk

Posted on July 13th, 2016.

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...