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Fortnite Installer Vulnerabilities Highlight Mobile App Store Risks

Aug 27, 2018, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

There are many good reasons why it's often best for organizations looking to deploy or consume Android applications, to use the Google Play mobile apps store.

One such reason has been recently highlighted with the discovery of a high profile flaw in one of the world's most popular games. Epic Games' Fortnite, is played by millions of players around the world on different platforms, including Android. Fortnite however isn't available on the Google Play store for Android, rather Epic Games decided to bypass Google and use a third party store to deliver its game. That fact however didn't stop Google from discovering a serious vulnerability that was publicly disclosed on Aug. 25.

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