One of the most popular game in the world right now, Fortnite was finally released on Android earlier this month. But even before its official launch, experts were concerned about its security as Epic Games had announced that it won’t be available via the Google Play Store. Now Google had discovered a security flaw in Fortnite for Android Installer.
To install Fortnite on your android smartphone you need to install the Fortnite Android Installer first. On 15th August 2018, Google researcher posted about the issue with the Fortnite Installer. According to the report, hackers can use Fortnite Android Installer to install anything to your smartphone, so when you try to install Fortnite via the installer it can install a malicious app.
As soon as Epic got to know about this they worked on it and released an update to the installer on 17th August 2018. So the Fortnite Android Installer version 2.1.0 is safe and even Google has acknowledged it. While Epic had requested Google to wait for 90 days before publishing this, Google published ” now the patched version of Fortnite Installer has been available for 7 days we will proceed to ‘unrestrict’ this issue in line with Google’s standard disclosure practices.”
Epic Games CEO, Todd Sweeney gave a statement to the Android Central about the issue saying” Epic genuinely appreciated Google’s effort to perform an in-depth security audit of Fortnite immediately following our release on Android, and share the results with Epic so we could speedily issue an update to fix the flaw they discovered.”
He further added ” However, it was irresponsible of Google to publicly disclose the technical details of the flaw so quickly, while many installations had not yet been updated and were still vulnerable”. So if make sure you have the latest version on the Fortnite Android installer to keep your smartphone safe. Stay tuned to Sid Tech for latest tech news, deals, reviews and more.
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