Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Top 5 Reasons For NOT Playing Pokemon Go

1. Fake Pokemon Go Apps are there on app-stores.

Any game that's popular catches the eye of hackers. People around the world are downloading the APK files for the game from unverified sources and that can lead to attacks on your smartphone and data. If you get a bad APK file you are opening up your phones data to the hackers. Some hackers can even remotely take control of your smartphone and steal your valuable financial data. Mind it and download it on your own risk. It may be a virus instead.

2.The Death Of Your Phone’s Battery
All the biggest battery-eating culprits are in action when it comes to Pokémon GO. Your screen is the biggest battery hog, and you’ll be using it plenty. On top of that, you’re going to use your camera so that you can see the Pokémon in the real world. And to top it all off, the ever hungry GPS is a must to even find the Pokémon in the first place. All of this together is a recipe for dead phones.

3. It's Really Not Free
Pokemon Go might be a game that's free to download on your smartphones, but it uses a lot of data on your phone. That basically means that you'll be exhausting your internet packs even before your bill cycles. This game benefits your mobile network provider the most and will empty your pockets if you get too addicted to it.  

4. No more Privacy

Cyber security firm TrendMicro recently said in a report that Pokemon Go gets constant access to the camera and GPS of your smartphone. For some iPhone users the game is also getting full access to users Google accounts. This basically is reading into user patterns by the game developer. The developers did say that they have resolved the issue, but still it's left to your imagination what emails do developers want to read on your Google account. Also it leaves a potential risk to users from hackers. 

5. It's Dangerous
Pokemon Go is a game that's played on the go. And many people in US have been reportedly playing this game while driving and then crashing into walls. Even when traffic is mostly at a standstill and you might be lured into playing Pokemon Go, it can be fatal. If you walk around hunting Pokemon instead of paying attention to your surroundings, then you can easily fall or run into something and injure yourself while playing this game.
It might be a fun game, but if you ignore common sense and play it at the wrong times, then it can be dangerous.

 Thank you to BlogThrust for contributing this week's top 5 list!

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