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Experts say Pokémon Go exposes players to security and privacy risks

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jul 11, 2016.

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    Last week, Pokémon Go was officially released in the U.S. and players downloaded the application in droves. Overall, gamers are reporting a mostly positive experience, after a few server issues, but security experts warn that the app isn't without its risks.

    Last Friday, Adam Reeve, a Principal Architect at RedOwl, said that Pokémon Go was a huge security risk, and focused on the authentication aspects of the application.

    In order to play the game, the user will need to have an account. There are two ways to authenticate, a Pokemon.com account or Google. Most players, due to a halt in new signups on Pokemon.com have opted to use their Google account.

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