May 01, 2017 06:59 AM EDT
‘Pokemon Go’ Rural Players Gets Surprise With New Discovery; Guides Might Have Malware [VIDEO]
"Pokemon Go" rural players will have a better time to catch their favorite Pokemon this time around with the new discovery that a group revealed. It seems like the spawn rate in the rural areas has been increased this time around.
"Pokemon Go" Spawn Rates Seemingly Increased
"Pokemon Go" fans living in rural areas attested that they have caught a lot of Pokemon nearby unlike in the past, which had terrible spawn rates. Chansey, Charmander, Squirtle, Pikachu, and several other uncommon Pokemons were caught in a rural college arboretum, a fan posted on the official website of Reddit.
Some fans dismissed it as areas with spawn points requested by other fans who wanted it placed there. Another fan explained that it would just increase the server load if that was the case.
"Pokemon Go" Fan Site Observed And Researched Weird Increase
A "Pokemon Go" fan site revealed their analysis after observing the increase of spawn rates in several rural areas. Their data suggested that the rural spawns were gradually increased over the past two days. 15 percent of slow growth was recorded on April 27 and April 28, Pokemon Go Hub posted on their official website.
The group revealed other interesting discoveries during their observation. There was no increase in the number of spawn points, there was also an increase in a number of encounters per spawn, and there was no dramatic increase in spawn rarity.
"Pokemon Go" Guides Have Dangerous Malware
In other "Pokemon Go" related news, it was discovered that a lot of smartphone gamers have been hit with malware after they downloaded tips and guides for "Pokemon Go" and "FIFA Mobile." The malware is called FalseGuide, and it is hidden in more than 40 apps in the Google Play Store disguised as guides for popular mobile games. This new malware allowed hackers to gain access to the smartphone owners' personal date, create a DDoS attack, or even invade the private networks, according to the official blog of Check Point.
Check Point advised smartphone owners to not rely on the app stores for their protection, and they should implement their own additional security measures on their devices. They have already alerted Google of the malware, and they quickly removed the fake game guides from the Play Store.
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