phishing, hackers lead their victims to these sites, where they then steal their login information.
But hacks related to the game flaw were more sophisticated. Hackers were able to send players links that, if clicked, would take their credential information without players having to type in their data.
Though more difficult, it is possible to protect yourself from more sophisticated attacks. Here are steps you can take today to protect your Fortnite profile and progress.
Use a unique password – Using the same password across multiple sites makes it more likely that you’ll experience some type of hack, either with Fortnite or another service.
Stay away from freebies – If you receive an email or message that directs you to a website offering free V-Bucks, weapons, tools, or outfits, think twice before going any further. If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is, and instead of receiving free game items, you’ll be handing over the keys to your account.
Keep your devices up to date – Computer and smartphone updates help boost security. Avoid playing Fortnite on a device you haven’t updated, and make sure to update the game as well. If updating your device all the time sounds tedious to you, you can always use the help of a software updater.
Enable two-factor authentication – Epic Games does allow for two-factor authentication. Once enabled, you’ll know right away if someone else is trying to get into your account. Just go to your account settings and follow the steps in the “Password & Security” tab.
When it comes to keeping your account safe, additional security measures are a great first line of defense. But because it’s impossible to prevent every type of hack, make sure you remain vigilant and look out for suspicious activity.