If you’re one of the 80 million Fortnite players around the world, due to a potential account hack, you may want to change your password soon.
That’s because Check Point Research recently discovered security vulnerabilities in the game’s login process that could have allowed a threat actor to take over the account of any user, view their personal account information, purchase virtual in-game currency, and eavesdrop on in-game chatter as well as home conversations. Yikes!
Here’s what an Epic Games spokesperson had to say…
“We were made aware of the vulnerabilities and they were soon addressed. We thank Check Point for bringing this to our attention. As always, we encourage players to protect their accounts by not reusing passwords and using strong passwords, and not sharing account information with others.”
To make accounts more secure, Check Point Research strongly advises (and Epic Games also encourages) for users to enable two-factor authentication. By doing so, and when logging into their account from a new device, the user is required to enter a security code that is then sent via email to the account owner.
According to Epic Games, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to change your password “using a strong password.”