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Pokemon Go: is it a BYOD security nightmare?

From TechRepublic

"Niantic Labs continues to improve on the security of Pokemon Go, but that doesn't mean the risks are gone. Server hacks, permissions being secretly granted and malware-infested clone apps are all out there. BYOD offices need to be prepared for all potential risks.

Let's make one thing clear: Pokemon Go isn't a unique BYOD threat. Any app installed on a personal device used for work is a potential risk and the more popular the app, the bigger the target.

Pokemon Go is already the most popular mobile game in US history. Its popularity will likely decline over time, but the large number of current users makes it a tempting target for hackers looking to disrupt servers and steal personal information.

App permissions are a valid concern as well. When the app was first released it was requesting complete access to Google accounts on Apple devices. That bug has been fixed but the app is still fairly new, which means there may be security holes yet to be discovered.”

Read more at TechRepublic


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