Pokémon GO developer Niantic implements new anti-cheating feature, but takes it down after workaround

Earlier this week, Pokémon GO developer Niantic pushed a new update that prepped the immensely-popular mobile game for the release of new Pokémon. Also tucked into the game’s new version was an anti-cheating measure that prevented players with certain spoofing apps on their phones from logging in. However, it turns out that Pokémon GO cheaters have already found a way around it — and it appears that Niantic has therefore disabled the new feature entirely. The following message from Niantic was given to a known spoofer shortly after the update went live:

“We have detected software that can interfere with the operation of Pokémon Go on your device. This includes applications that falsify your location. Using unauthorized software that directly impacts Pokémon Go is a violation of Niantic’s Terms of Service and can result in the loss of your account. You will need to uninstall any such applications in order to continue gameplay.”

Source: Polygon


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