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Fortnite Installer Vulnerabilities Highlight Mobile App Store Risks

August 27, 2018 / Sean Michael Kerner

A new type of mobile attack known as man-in-the-disk could leave Android users at risk, especially if the apps they are using are not coming from Google Play. 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. The discovery of a high-profile flaw in one of the world's most popular games highlights why you should stick to apps in Google Play. 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.