Pokemon Go…how about Pokemon Stop?

This downloadable game has overtaken the top spot for all apps in a mere week…ah….but with a price. Upon deeper investigation there is malware embedded into its code with a remote control access tool that allows hackers to have full control over the device.

Not to mention all the information the app is collecting your email address, IP address, the web page you were using before logging into Pokémon Go, your username, and your location. And if you use your Google account for sign-in and use an iOS device, unless you specifically revoke it, Niantic, the company that created the app, has access to your entire Google account.

THIS IS A SERIOUS TOPIC. Security is going way beyond a firewall and some Anti-Virus. Companies like Effortless who provide some malware/ransomware cybersecurity product and MetTel who offer free Mobile Device Management for their wireless products is just a start. Having a good security roadmap for businesses is inevitable. Look for more security products in the MicroCorp portfolio to help protect your customers.


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