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There Is A Malicious Pokémon GO App Installing Backdoors On Android Devices

Proofpoint, a security firm, has discovered a malicious version of the Pokémon GO app that is available. It installs a backdoor on Android phones, allowing hackers to completely compromise a user’s device. The malicious application, or APK, was infected with DroidJack, a remote access tool (RAT) that compromises Android devices by silently opening a backdoor for hackers. It was uploaded to an online malware detection repository on July 7th. To install it, a user needs to “side-load” the malicious app by disabling an Android security setting that normally prevents the installation of unverified third-party apps from “unknown sources.”

If you’re unsure on whether you downloaded it or not, there are several ways to check. The infected version is granted more system permissions, so you can compare the permissions of your app to the real one’s. Another option is to compare the app’s SHA-1 hash, which is a long string of characters used to verify whether a file was modified by a malicious third-party. By doing so, you can see if it matches the hash of the real app.

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15 comments

        1. Hey! Its called art. As an artist i pose my wang, not for the masses, but for those I deem qualified enough to enjoy it in all its glory. And sometime i photoshop a sunset behind it.😐 see, artist.

          😂😂😂

    1. i don’t have it on my android phone because it won’t let me download it on my android phone after i check google play store so basically the type of phone i have is Huawei android 4.1.1 version. i was gonna try it out but it won’t let me download the pokemon go app. :/

  1. That was quick. But since it’s so popular & doing so well right now, I guess this was bound to happen sooner rather than later.

    So anyone hear about the Westboro Baptist Church thing concerning Pokemon GO, yet?

    1. I have. I can’t say I’m entirely surprised, though- they’ve stooped to lower, er, lows, like picketing soldiers’ funerals or at least claiming they would (I bet they don’t because they know none of them would leave with any teeth by the time attendees are through with them).

      If there’s ever a Zelda GO, I’d expect that place to be a Ganon’s Castle.

  2. i don’t have it on my android phone because it won’t let me download it on my android phone after i check google play store so basically the type of phone i have is Huawei android 4.1.1 version. i was gonna try it out but it won’t let me download the pokemon go app. :/

  3. I have the same version. It wont let me download it either. You have to have a 4.4 or higher. Do you think our version will ever be able to download it?

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