Pokemon Can Steal and Modify Your Data

No Pokemon GoOn multiple occasions, we have written about the risk posed to data in cloud systems like Google Apps and Office 365 from third party apps.

Our latest and best example is Pokemon Go, the new gaming app that became the most download free App in both the Apple Store and Google Play Store in less 48 hours. Pokemon Go is tracking your location, has access to your camera and contacts, and can access your network connections and photos.

If you, or anybody in your organization, has logged into Pokemon Go using your Google Apps credentials, you have granted the creators of Pokemon Go full access to view and modify nearly all of your data — including Gmail and files in Drive.

The simple act of logging into a game may put you in violation of privacy regulations, such as HIPAA and PCI, and at serious risk of a data breach.

The only way to protect your Google Apps domain from third party application risks is to monitor and manage apps with access.

We offer two solutions, BetterCloud Enterprise and CloudLock, which catalogue apps, assess the risk, and let you remove or block app access to your data.  For as little as $50 per month, you can protect your data and your business.


Contact us for more information, a demo, or a trial.


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