Fortnite player logins leaked?. Players have been claiming that Epic Games might be leaking their credentials through the in-game leaderboard. However, the developers says that the system is safe and nothing has been leaked.
A security breach is the worst nightmare for any big company, developers spend hours and hours
to keep their system safe and secure but sometimes these nightmares become true.
A Fortnite pro Jonathan‘ Yung Calculator’ Weber was recently claiming that Fortnite is leaking payers login credentials through their in-game leaderboards including email address and other private information after he was unknowingly logged out of his account.
Breachers often use E-mail Ids to brute force the system and reveal passwords or kick players
from the game.
“Guys, Epic Games’ infrastructure is so dogmeat that if you don’t have this turned off, people can find your email,” he said.
“That’s kind of bad on its own, but then if they have your email, they can send password resets to your account. That’s fine normally — on Twitter, it means nothing normally — but on Epic Games, it logs you out in-game.”
“This has happened to Clix, Nick Eh 30, Nate Hill — everyone. Epic Games has no idea what they’re doing. Their infrastructure is garbage. They need to change it — it’s disgraceful.”
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However, players are not really taking his Fortnite player logins leaked statement seriously,
a known Fortnite dataminer ‘FNBRUnreleased’ has claimed that it is impossible because
Epic Games API doesn’t allow for the sharing of information like Yung and others think.
“It is not possible to view the email of another person’s Epic [account]. Epic’s API does not work like that. I’ve been seeing this rumor from [Yung Calculator] spreading false information,” they claimed.
Following his statement Epic Games also published a statement claiming that Fortnite’s
leaderboard doesn’t reveals any player secret information.
“We investigated reports that leaderboards were divulging non-public information or causing unauthorized logouts. This is not the case.
“We are certain that affected accounts remain secure, player info (incl. email addresses) isn’t being divulged & any logout issue is resolved.”
Well, it does not look like the case as what Yung was claiming but you should always keep your
password strong so that even if something like this happens your password stands strong.
Also there is a two-factor authentication system in Fortnite always use that for double security.