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#1 Mark Carver

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 02:59 PM

I heard the guys on 98 Rock talking about this new game (not my cup of tea mind you) this morning. But beware...

 

Researchers are warning would-be Pokémon Trainers that a malicious, backdoored version of the massively popular game Pokémon Go could be making the rounds soon.

 

An APK (Android application package file) of the game has been rigged with a remote access tool (RAT) called Droidjack that if installed, could essentially give an attacker complete access to a victim’s phone.

 

Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game based around the 30-year-old media franchise, hasn’t even been out in the U.S. for a week yet but has already been so popular that its servers have been repeatedly bogged down. Perhaps more surprisingly, the game has apparently already added nearly 11 billion dollars to the value of Nintendo, the app’s owner, since being released.

 

Researchers with the firm Proofpoint caution that while the APK hasn’t been spotted in the wild yet, it has been seen on a malicious file repository service, meaning it could only be a matter of time until its spread online.

https://threatpost.c...devices/119174/


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Posted 11 July 2016 - 04:26 PM

This game is going to be the end of Western civilization.
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Posted 11 July 2016 - 06:26 PM

Sounds like a fun game:

 

Pokemon Go leads teen to dead body

Lemme get two claps and a Ric Flair


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Posted 11 July 2016 - 07:04 PM

This game is terrible.

 

Why am I playing it?



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Posted 11 July 2016 - 07:06 PM

I don't get it. At all. You literally just walk around with your face in your phone catching animated creatures?

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 07:44 PM

Fucking most retarded thing ever. Glad people can rally behind this shit but stay asleep at the wheel while Trump or Hillary become our next President.
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Posted 11 July 2016 - 08:13 PM

Fucking most retarded thing ever. Glad people can rally behind this shit but stay asleep at the wheel while Trump or Hillary become our next President.

 

When Marx talked about religion being "the opiate of the masses", he couldn't have imagined this stuff...


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Posted 11 July 2016 - 08:22 PM

When Marx talked about religion being "the opiate of the masses", he couldn't have imagined this stuff...

 

Games like this are definitely the methamphetamine.


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Posted 11 July 2016 - 08:32 PM

Tried it and deleted it after 5 minutes. Not for me.

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 09:06 PM

I went to the grocery store tonight and there were 3 kids literally walking around the empty part of the parking lot with their faces in their phones.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 09:10 PM

It's basically just geocaching

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 09:44 PM

The fad won't last.  But if it gets people moving and interacting with each other, which has been happening, maybe it'll have a positive impact.


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Posted 12 July 2016 - 09:06 AM

I went to the grocery store tonight and there were 3 kids literally walking around the empty part of the parking lot with their faces in their phones.

We're raising zombies.
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Posted 12 July 2016 - 04:38 PM

When people need to be told this, the end must be near.

 

We do not consider playing "Pokemon Go" to be appropriate decorum on the grounds of ANC. We ask all visitors to refrain from such activity.

 


#15 Mark Carver

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 04:45 PM

Three people robbed at gunpoint in Parkville while playing Pokemon Go

 

Police released details of the incident on Tuesday as they urged players to pay attention to their surroundings while participating in the viral game.

http://www.baltimore...0712-story.html


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Posted 12 July 2016 - 07:11 PM

Its bizarre to me so many folks are willing to compromise all their phones privacy for this.



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Posted 14 July 2016 - 10:01 AM

http://www.nbcsandie...-386743551.html

 

Two men fall off cliff playing Pokemon Go.



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Posted 14 July 2016 - 10:53 AM

http://www.nbcsandie...-386743551.html

 

Two men fall off cliff playing Pokemon Go.

Morons


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 12:44 PM

http://www.nbcsandie...-386743551.html   Two men fall off cliff playing Pokemon Go.

Good. Natural selection at work.
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Posted 15 July 2016 - 08:41 AM

So how long until someone sues Nintendo because they were hit by a bus while staring into their phone and crossing the street?
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