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Security firms have repeated warnings that unofficial versions of Pokemon Go are likely tainted with spyware or trojans. RiskIQ has found more than 215 unofficial versions of the app in more than 21 app stores. Separately security researchers at security software firm ESET warn that the first ever fake lockscreen app on the …

  1. malle-herbert
    Joke

    Pokémon Go

    Away...

    1. Fan of Mr. Obvious

      Re: Pokémon Go

      Yet here we are, reading and commenting the f'un article.We are idiots.

  2. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
    Windows

    Reporting on this is now going into oversaturation...

    ... it's as if this were a presidential debate on prime crud TV on "What did you wear on the night Ambassador Stevens was blown sky high?"

  3. Christoph Silver badge

    "hidden from the victim, silently clicking on porn ads online

    Which will be no help at all in your defence if the police find a child porn image from those ads in your cache - if you are in possession of it then you are guilty.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Which will be no help at all in your defence if the police find a child porn image from those ads in your cache - if you are in possession of it then you are guilty.

      Oft repeated, but incorrect. Look up the law in question, it says things like "that the defendant knowingly or deliberately did ...". Showing that there is reasonable doubt that you knowingly or deliberately obtained the nasty pictures, for example by demonstrating the presence of malware such as mentioned in the article, and the pictures only being in such locations as would be caused by such malware, would indeed constitute an effective defence.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        "Oft repeated, but incorrect. Look up the law in question, it says things like "that the defendant knowingly or deliberately did ...". Showing that there is reasonable doubt that you knowingly or deliberately obtained the nasty pictures, for example by demonstrating the presence of malware such as mentioned in the article, and the pictures only being in such locations as would be caused by such malware, would indeed constitute an effective defence."

        You willing to TRY that? "Innocent until proven guilty" is just ink on a page to the plods and judges who feel the need to exert power over the plebs. Anyone who doesn't will likely find their career wrecked by planted kiddy pron.

        1. Aodhhan

          You wouldn't be guilty if you're a Clinton.

      2. Christoph Silver badge

        "Oft repeated, but incorrect."

        I'm sure the victims of Operation Ore will be delighted to know that. The ones that are still alive and weren't driven to suicide that is.

      3. Graham Marsden
        Boffin

        @AC "Oft repeated, but incorrect."

        Such matters are treated as "Strict liability" under English Law where you are effectively treated as "guilty unless you can prove your innocence".

        [i]To prove most criminal offences, it must be shown that the actus reus (action) and mens rea (intention) are present.

        [...]

        Strict liability offences are offences where mens rea does not form a part of what it is necessary to prove the offence. These are offences where there is no mens rea required to establish liability, in relation to one or more elements of the actus reus of the offence; in short, the ‘guilty act’ is sufficient. [/i]

        In a case like this, you would very likely not only have to prove the presence of malware but that you'd taken sufficient precautions to try to avoid it and that you hadn't deliberately allowed it to get onto your system so you could look at the kiddie porn and then claim "it was the malware that did it".

  4. Marketing Hack Silver badge
    Paris Hilton

    PORN-A-CHU, I CHOOSE YOU!!!

    Dad, i tried to capture a Pokemon, but all I got was this video with Paris Hilton taking off her clothes.

    1. Teiwaz Silver badge

      Re: PORN-A-CHU, I CHOOSE YOU!!!

      Disturbingly, Pika-porn (poke-porn) has existed for a lot longer the current go-poke-fad. where 'x' from team R poke-s 'y' from team whatever, and poke-er and poke-ee don't even have to be one sex or another because futa...

      With this state of affairs, videos of paris hilton could be construed as educational and beneficial rather than bizarre and pika-spew.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: PORN-A-CHU, I CHOOSE YOU!!!

        Careful, some of that is illegal in your country.

      2. Charles 9 Silver badge

        Re: PORN-A-CHU, I CHOOSE YOU!!!

        "Disturbingly, Pika-porn (poke-porn) has existed for a lot longer the current go-poke-fad."

        Longer than even pony-porn IIRC. Just remember Rule 34, and Pokemon has been around for nearly 20 years.

      3. Havin_it
        Facepalm

        Re: PORN-A-CHU, I CHOOSE YOU!!!

        Yes, and Pornhub have reported a massive spike (ooer) in searches for the said genre since the game's release. I'm now wondering if the two are connected ...

        Oh wait, no. I just remembered what people are like. No further analysis necessary.

        1. Charles 9 Silver badge

          Re: PORN-A-CHU, I CHOOSE YOU!!!

          Odd. Most people in search of stuff like that tend to search in other channels such as Rule 34 sites and sites that specialize in adult and underground anime (since Pokemon is is Japanese in origin so gets grouped with anime).

    2. Baldy50

      Re: PORN-A-CHU, I CHOOSE YOU!!!

      Wouldn't that be poke a mong?

      Have two people fell off a cliff and another crashed into a tree playing this fad, Tamagotchi are they still going?

      Next step in the evolution of the malware could be bricking the device or installing ransomeware till you pay up.

      Any of you lot out there with the skills fancy creating a pokemon character that eats every pokemon character they have collected and change the screensaver to a steaming turd with bits of undigested pokemon sticking out of it.

      I do however enjoy the youtube vids of people walking into shit when texting.

  5. Arctic fox
    Happy

    Looking at all of this I think that we few Win Mob users.........

    ...............should be grateful that we cannot install Pokemon Go on our phones!

    1. J. R. Hartley Silver badge

      Re: Looking at all of this I think that we few Win Mob users.........

      That's the spirit!

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Team Mystic forever!

    That is all.

  7. HAL-9000

    "silently clicking on porn ads online"

    They would say that, wouldn't they

  8. H.Winter

    "more than 21 app stores"

    I've never used an iPhone but as far as I know they only have the one official app store right? And for Android there is the Google Play store. That's 2 stores. What are the other 19 stores?; I assume they are more than likely shady sources of APKs of questionable legitimacy.

    1. MrXavia

      Re: "more than 21 app stores"

      Sony has a store, Samsung has a store, Amazon has Kindle store, and I am sure the other phone makers have their own stores also... so plenty of legit stores... (although staying with google play is sensible if you change phone regularly)

  9. Yugguy

    Physically or mentally 12 years old?

    I am neither, therefore I do not feel the need to become involved in any form of Pokemon.

  10. myhandler

    I'm 60 - my daughter showed it to me after I asked to see - it's damn cool technology - it may go out of fashion next week, but what the f are you lot moaning about?

    1. Yugguy

      There are already too many drooling retards shuffling along mindlessly staring at their phones oblivious to anything else in the world, particularly me walking towards them.

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