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'Pokemon Go' Tips, Tricks & Cheats: Niantic To Roll Out Captcha Security Feature To Curb Cheating; How To Bypass The Upcoming Feature?


Looks like a bad news for avid fans of the hit augmented-reality mobile game who resort to "Pokemon Go" tips, tricks, cheats and hacks in a bid to "catch 'em all" as Niantic Labs is gearing up to roll out the Captcha security feature.

One of the key aspects of "Pokemon Go" involves exploring the real world to catch Pokemon; however not everyone is thrilled about stepping outside the comfort of their homes, and these gamers go for short cuts such as using GPS Spoofing, bots et al.

The developer is not unaware of the situation and has been rolling out updates to curb these unethical techniques from time to time. Niantic Labs has decided to put a lid on cheating by means of the eminent Captcha security feature that is lauded for filtering robots from websites, BGR reported.

The aforesaid anti-cheating feature is currently in the works and is expected to be rolled out soon. With the introduction of the Captcha security feature, Niantic plans to stop "Pokemon Go" players from using bots and third-party tracker in the game.

It remains to be seen what impact the Captcha feature will have on "Pokemon Go" mapping trackers. If it is used at the time a "Pokémon Go" player spins a PokeStop to capture Pokemon, the app is not likely to get affected.

That being said, with the purported feature, the team behind the mobile sensation will be equipped to ban all types of hacks and cheats if needed. Basically, Niantic can work its way around and use Captcha every time there is a need to curb any sort of suspicious activities.

Niantic will be able to deter the usage of "Pokemon Go" mapping apps effectively. In fact, acclaimed hacker, Steven Bartell who developed the Insta-PokeGo bot has affirmed that Captcha is hard to bypass. In fact, Bartell announced that they are closing down the Insta-PokeGo website, BusinessInsider reported.

Is There A Way To Hack The Captcha Feature?

Despite the impending arrival of the Captcha feature, "Pokemon Go" players can use PokeFast as the map alternatives to track Pokemon nearby.

PokeFast is one of the working apps. The radar is extremely easy to use and the best part is, you don't ban for using it; here's how.

Niantic does not detect PokeFast as it does not link to "Pokemon Go" server. The map scanner reveals nearby Pokemon in a jiffy and can be used on any device that runs Android OS, according to Morning News USA.

Recent reports indicate that the tracker is still working and PokeFast guarantees to further enhance the app.

Do you think Niantic Labs will be able to curb cheating with the new "Pokemon Go" Captcha security feature? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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