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Fortnite hit by a large security hole

Kultspillet Fortnite has for several weeks been hit by a serious security flaw, which has made it easy for hackers to gain access to everything from to take over users ' chat, their profiles and the opportunity to buy expensive content.

it is the It-security company Check Point, which has just revealed the hole. And it is far more advanced than the holes in security that have hit the game.

Children like 10-year-old Henry Hailey is very active in the game. But they are also easy victims. Photo: MARTHA IRVINE/Ritzau Scanpix


Previously the hackers had to lure the users to type their username and password to get access.

The new security hole made it however possible to get access, only by the victims having to click on a link in an e-mail and other forms of messaging.


Check Point has before the publication of the matter warned Epic Games, who are behind Fortnite, on the matter. And the gap is therefore closed by now.

Anyway, it shows that one must be very careful with what emails and messages it accepts and clicks on links from.

Since Fortnite, which has earned billions for Epic Games, particularly played by younger users, is that at the same time, a large it-a responsibility many parents, think Check Points.

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