Pokemon GO Addresses Recent iOS Privacy Issue

Pokemon GO Addresses Recent iOS Privacy Issue

Pokemon roam on the land or near the water, depending on their type-they could be rats, snakes, dragons, eggs, birds, trees, turtles and even birds.

- Flick the ball towards the pocket monster, make sure it falls on the Pokemon and not around it. The game has become so popular that it has beaten YouPorn too.

Unless you've been living under a rock, chances are that you have heard of the worldwide buzz around the new augmented reality app, Pokemon Go.

Niantic is yet to launch Pokemon GO in Canada, Europe, and other countries.

Early estimates indicate that Pokémon GO! has so far managed to generate $14.04 million across mobile platforms since its release, putting it ahead of other titles using the franchise, including Pokémon Shuffle Mobile which has earned an estimated $14.03 million since its release in August, 2015. It just happened when you signed into Pokemon Go.

And you have no choice if you want to play the popular game. If you are part of a Team that controls the gym, you simply have to leave your Pokemon there in order to get coins every day. That's because the game, which encourages exploration, requires some exercise and, occasionally, social interaction. According to the recent reports, a teenage girl found a dead body while looking for Pokemon. However, it does not come with a squeaky clean reputation as it has been reported by the Daily Mail that the app is used by criminals to lure people into secluded locations and has even been the cause of numerous injury-inducing accidents.

Pokemon GO Addresses Recent iOS Privacy Issue

The Proofpoint security experts discovered a bogus Android application which included the DroidJack remote access tool (RAT).

Reeve says that if certain permissions are enabled, Pokemon Go can both see and modify any information in your Google account, including email, your search history, Google Drive documents and Google Maps information.

The firm behind smash-hit game Pokemon Go has promised to "fix" an error that suggested it had been granted full access to users' Google accounts.

In exchange for allowing you to catch Pokémon in the real world; however, Pokemon GO catches full access to your google account.

Niantic Labs sought to reassure users that it "only accesses basic Google profile information (specifically, your user ID and email address) and no other Google account information is or has been accessed or collected".

Experts have warned that iOS users of Pokémon Go are putting themselves at risk by signing up using Google.

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