The risks of augmented reality

Augmented Reality Poses Host of Security Issues as Popularity Rises

From Pokemon Go to Microsoft’s Hololens and Google Glass, augmented reality technology is rapidly developing, allowing users to interact with virtual objects in their real world, but experts worry about security issues. When a 20-year-old Pokémon Go player sought to capture a digital creature in a Creve Coeur, Mo., parking lot in the wee hours of July 10, he instead found himself robbed at gunpoint by two teenagers who used the app to set lures and track potential victims, according to police in O’Fallon, Mo. The two teenagers and their suspected getaway driver were later caught, but the police issued a statement warning players of the augmented reality game to be careful of being lured to remote locations and tracked through the game’s mechanics. ….[READ]

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