Is Pokémon Go being a threat to your Security?
Who does not know about the legendary animation show Pokemon Go ? But recently Nintendo owned franchise Pokémon is trending on the internet for other reasons. Recently Niantic launched a mobile game named Pokémon Go for Android and iOS platforms. This game features monsters from Pokémon world. It could be said that this game is connecting the real world with the virtual world.
It’s a GPS-based game; this game utilizes your GPS and Clock to analyse where are you in the game and automatically make Pokémon monsters to appear. Since 1990’s people are fascinated by the idea of owning a Pokémon monster. With this game somehow the dream of the Pokémon enthusiast will come true. Pokémon Go has been recently launched and had become addictive already.
Although the game is available for in APP store and plays store, you have to pay a huge price “your privacy” for this game. There are certain things that are lesser known by the Pokémon Go player’s, in this article, I am going to share some of the unknown facts about the Pokémon Go.
It uses your GPS
When you play, this game it immediately wants access to your personal GPS, through which it acquires information regarding your where about. It also tracks your day to day schedule for the game play. There is a great threat that if someone hacks the server of Pokémon Go, he will get all the critical information regarding the user.
It uses your Camera
Pokémon Go uses your mobile phone camera to connect the real world with the virtual world. By this Pokémon, Go got access to your gallery and through that, it can access your personal data. Pokémon Make your personal media very vulnerable.
It uses the data of your mail id
For playing Pokémon Go the user has to define his mail id as he/she has to login by his/her Gmail account to access the game, After the login, the game gets the full access to the user account.
It uses your personal information
For playing the Pokémon, the user has to specify his personal details. What if someone hacked the server of the Pokémon go , the guy will have the full access to the personal detail of the account holder.
It uses the data of your social network
When you log in to the game, it will request you to log in with your social networking account, and after this, the servers of the game will have the full access to your account. This will make the users account vulnerable to the hackers.