Cyber Security News of the Week, July 31, 2016

Individuals at Risk
Cyber Fraud
Dark Patterns are designed to trick you (and they’re all over the Web): It happens to the best of us. After looking closely at a bank statement or cable bill, suddenly a small, unrecognizable charge appears. Fine print sleuthing soon provides the answer—somehow, you accidentally signed up for a service.

Pokémon Go Fixes Google Account Security Issue: Follow Up

Earlier this week I reported on a potentially serious Pokémon Go security issue that Niantic, the game’s developer, was given full access to your Google account when the app was installed on iOS devices.

As suspected, this was an bug in the user registration process.

Is Pokemon Go Reading My Email and Docs?

Pokemon Go is an incredibly popular game that has kids and adults wandering neighborhoods and towns seeking to catch elusive Pokemon in “augmented reality.”   It’s a wonderfully addictive game that gets kids off the sofa, away from their video game console and into the real world, even if it is “augmented.