Epic came under fire early this month where reports even started flooding in that the Epic Games Store is Spyware. These criticisms and theories were quickly debunked by CEO Tim Sweeney, but that doesn’t mean Epic can’t beef up their Epic Games account security with new features anyway. That’s exactly what is going to happen this year as Epic has outlined some of their plans to keep user accounts safe.
In a new post from Epic Games, the developer explains that there are over 250 million Epic Games accounts across the globe and that security is a top priority for them. Epic will be adding SMS 2-factor authentication as well as email verification for new accounts this year.
With that being said, Epic made it clear that their account system has never been compromised, even though individual accounts have been in the past.
The Epic account system powers Fortnite, the Epic Games store, and Unreal Engine. This account system has never been compromised. However, specific individual Epic accounts have been compromised by hackers using lists of email addresses and passwords leaked from other sites which have been compromised.
Then, Epic gives some advice on how to secure your account, from using multi-factor authentication and checking if your email address might have been compromised over at HaveIBeenPawned.com. Epic has also started checking new passwords that could have been compromised.
There are new Epic Games account security measures coming in 2019 as well. Epic will be adding additional detection methods to identify attacks and even prevent them from succeeding.
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