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Most Fake Fortnite Applications for Android Contain Malware

Fake Fortnite: Fortnite for Android is one of the most popular games of the moment, getting 15 million downloads despite not being in the Play Store. Available at the moment in only some mobile phones, the fake applications of the game have not stopped appearing in the Google store, but they pose a big problem for users. It has been discovered that more than half of these pirated versions of the Epic Games title contain malware.

Most Fake Fortnite Applications for Android

Fake Fortnite
Fake Fortnite for Android

A study conducted by Top10VPN has concluded that the vast majority of the fake applications of Fortnite for Android seek to steal user data through malware. The study has analyzed 32 applications from 12 different stores.

The result obtained is that more than half of them showed serious problems for the users that downloaded them. Eight of those applications contained Adware, seven required permissions with privacy risk and four were compilations of malware designed to affect users to the maximum. In addition, 13 were under risk.

Fake Fortnite
Fake Fortnite for Android

They pose a big problem for users

The problem found in these fake applications is that they can spy on the user using their location, access their contact list, the camera, and they can even make calls without the owner of the terminal knowing about it. Something that, logically, the official application of Fortnite for Android does not ask.

The applications that contained Adware, mainly offer ads in full screen while they show tutorials of the game with the idea that the user clicks and thus they can obtain benefits. Malware apps, meanwhile, try to obtain data from users by trickery, forcing an email, and seek to download other programs.

When downloading an application you have to have a head, do not fall for deception and do not give unnecessary data. At the moment, the fake applications of Fortnite are still in the app stores, but for the safety of the players, it is better to download the game of Epic Games from the official website.

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