At this point, you’ve already heard about Pokemon Go – or played it.
But you might not know how much danger you’re in while playing Pokemon Go.
It’s true! Contrary to what you might think, playing Pokemon Go can be dangerous for your online security. Today, we’re going to help you stay safe. Here are 5 easy tips you can use to stay safe while playing Pokemon Go:
5) Change your Google or Apple Account Password to Something Stronger
4) Avoid Downloading Any Pokemon Go-Related Apps
3) Don’t Try to Download Versions of Pokemon Go Outside the Official App Store
2) Avoid Free Pokemon Go Goodie Sites and Apps
1) Don’t Use your Debit or Credit Card to Buy In-Game Goodies
Have you downloaded a Pokemon Go guide app in the last few months? It’s possible that you downloaded devastating malware.
A popular Pokemon Go guide app with half a million downloads was recently caught hacking Android devices. The hack was discovered by researchers from Kaspersky Lab. The app, which goes by the vague name Guide for Pokemon Go, was widely available on the Google Play Store – but has since been taken down.
The app, according to Kaspersky’s blog post, used multiple layers of obfuscation to bypass Google Play’s malware detection mechanisms.
One of the key defense mechanisms is that the app contains a malicious module that doesn’t execute immediately: instead, the app waits until the user has installed or uninstalled another application. It does this to ensure that it’s being run on a real device – not an emulated environment like the ones researchers use to test malware.
After the app determines it’s running on a real device, it begins to go to work. It waits an extra two hours before executing its malicious module, which then connects to a remote server. The malware sends device-specific data to that server, and then the server responds by telling the module to download exploits that correspond specifically to vulnerabilities on that device.
I got the Pokemon Pocket Comics Legendary Pokemon on 2016 Free Comic Book Day. It was a quick and easy read. The Pokemon Quiz was interesting. But I did get every question wrong. The story was not so great. It was a little confusing with so much going on during the story. I am just glad that I got this comic free and did not pay for it.