Fortnite fury over how Google handled its security hole

Graham Cluley writes:

It feels like only yesterday that we were all talking about how Epic Games was putting Android users at risk by refusing to put its hit game Fortnite into the Google Play store, and instead recommending players disable a security setting to install it.

It wasn’t yesterday though. It was about three weeks ago.

Sadly, in completely predictable news, Google revealed publicly on Friday that it had discovered that Fortnite’s unorthodox Android installer was vulnerable to being hijacked by other apps, allowing any app on your phone to silently download and install anything they like, including apps with full permissions to spy upon you.

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