"Pokemon Go's big security flaw to be fixed"
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Pokemon Go's big security flaw to be fixed
There's a big Pokemon GO security flaw to be fixed.
In a blog post, Adam Reed noted that there is a big privacy flaw in Pokemon GO for iOS.
When you first start the game, you must create an account.
You have two options.
Set one up on Pokemon.com, or sign in with a Google account.
Reed signed in with Google, but noted that Pokemon GO does not tell you what permissions it needs.
We've checked out apps connected to his Google account and found that Pokemon Go had full access to his Google account.
That would mean that anyone who has access to the game servers could reach nearly all information in a Google account.
Like your email, photos, navigation history, almost everything.
After the news broke, Game developer Niantic released a statement, The company said the IOS app erroneously requests full access permissions to a Google account.
Niantic continued saying Pokemon GO only accesses basic profile information like your user id and email address.
The company is working on a fix, So the app asks for basic profile information.
To calm everyone down, Niantic also says Google has verified that no other information has been received or accessed by Pok��mon Go or Niantic.
Google is also working on a fix on its side to make sure Pok��mon Go's permissions are limited to basic profile data.
Pok��mon Go players on iOS should not need to take any action to protect themselves.
If you're unfamiliar with Pok��mon GO at this point, I don't even know how you did it.
But seriously, check out cnet.com because we've got that covered.
That's it for this tech news update.
I'm Iyaz Akhtar, and you can stay on top of the biggest stories at cnet.com/update.
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