Our partners at the cybersecurity firm SentinelOne have shared the below blog post on recent security problems with Pokémon GO. Remember to ensure your devices are secure from all threats, including those hidden within apps.
The past week has evoked an unfamiliar sight in many of the country’s public areas: Hundreds of young adults—heads down, eyes glued to their phones—wandering through public parks in search of Pokémon. In many ways, Pokémon GO represents a seismic societal shift. No other game has really captured the potential of augmented reality in a way that’s really seized the public imagination. By the same token, another seismic shift has opened up—a whole lot of people are suddenly getting an unpleasant education on the dangers of mobile malware, account privacy exposure, and GPS hacking.