Niantic promises fix for privacy problem iOS version Pokemon Go – Update

Jul

12

2016

Niantic developer has promised to release a fix for a privacy issue in the iOS version of the game. Users of the game show when logging in with a Google account, the game will automatically have full access to information on the account.

Users do not need to take action to get the fix, suggests Niantic in a reaction opposite game site Polygon. Thanks to the adjustment Pokemon Go will only have access to basic information like User ID and email address, but it can no longer with information like emails and Google Drive documents. A security researcher discovered recently that Pokemon Go for it access early in the iOS version.

On the site where Google users to manage permissions of apps, iOS users of the game can revoke rights already itself. The game continues in this case it playable. The Netherlands will not be too many users. The game is in the App Store in the US, Australia and New Zealand, and users who need to install it to download the game on an iPhone with an account registered in one of those countries.

Android does not play the issue. Pokemon Go there not asking for full access to the Google account. Niantic argues that it is a mistake when logging into the game on iOS. The developer claims that Google has verified that Niantic has received no information from the Google Accounts which had full access.

Pokemon Go is according to the latest rumor in a few days in Europe, but that has Niantic not yet confirmed or denied.

Update, 10:40: Niantic never read emails, enables developer Ari Rubenstein. The token was the game can not be used to access the mailbox, notes tweaker SECURY on.

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