Fortnite creator left fuming after Google reveals security flaw

Fortnite creator left fuming after Google reveals security flaw
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The creator of popular video game Fortnite has publicly slammed Google for revealing a security flaw in its Android release which would have allowed hackers an easy way in to players' phones.

It would allow "an app on the device to hijack the Fortnite Installer to instead install a fake [app] with any permissions that would usually require user disclosure," the issue report read.

Epic, the creator of the game, were notified by Google privately on August 16th, working round the clock to fix it by the next day.

Epic asked Google not to disclose the flaw publicly to protect those who hadn't yet applied the fix, but the tech giant did not agree, citing their "standard disclosure practises".

"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," Epic chief executive Tim Sweeney said in a statement.

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