Why 'Fortnite' bypassing Google Play could be a security nightmare

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Fortnite, the year’s hottest video game, is finally making its way to Android devices. However, owners of those devices may want to proceed with caution. 

The game, for now, is available exclusively on Samsung devices through the company’s app store. But when the game opens up to all Android devices in the coming days, gamers won’t find the app in the official Google Play StoreFortnite developer Epic Games has made a calculated decision to release the app on its own.

Because Fortnite for Android will be hosted by Epic Games and not Google Play, Android users will need to disable default security settings that will allow them to download and install third-party applications. Leaving this security setting off (as inevitably many will) will leave many Fortnite players susceptible to malware that harm their device. Read more…

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