PSA: Your Fortnite Account Needs Two-Factor Authentication
Fortnite is the hottest thing going in video games at the moment, garnering mainstream attention from the likes of Drake and Good Morning America alike. Anytime a game breaks through with that much attention, some shady characters are bound to attempt to use its popularity to take advantage. If you’re not already, you should be protecting yourself with two-factor authentication.
Lawyer Ryan Morrison called attention to the problem on Twitter, saying that his brother’s account was hacked and overdrew his bank account. This kind of fraud isn’t new, but it is easy to hit unsuspecting victims drawn to a popular trend.
Fortunately, protecting yourself is easy. Just go to the Epic Games Account site and scroll to the bottom to the button that says “Enable Two-Factor Sign-In.” Once it’s enabled, you’ll need a security code sent directly to you along with your usual login credentials, and you’ll be alerted of the approximate time and IP address from any login attempts in case someone else tries to access your account. You can always turn off the option if you get tired of it, but don’t. It’s a little extra effort to avoid potential major problems.