Trying to “Catch Them All?” – What Corporate Users Need to Look Out For

Posted by Lia Konieczny on Jul 25, 2016 9:23:15 AM

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You may have heard all the buzz about Pokémon Go, Nintendo’s latest generation of games developed after the popular animated show from the 90’s, created as a mobile phone app. In people’s haste to download and install the latest and greatest, users are also falling victim to additional malicious apps disguised as tutorials or alternate versions of the game. As the app is only officially offered in the US, New Zealand, UK, and Australia, users in other countries are passing around Android Package Kit (APK) files in attempt to play the game as well. However, users are required to “sideload” the app in order to download the APK which modifies their core Android security settings and allows their device to install applications from untrusted third party sources.

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