In this objective, the company has presented a multi-factor authentication system.
The security is increasingly important for network users and companies like Epic Games know, so much so that announced with great details A new system of multi-factor authentication among other improvements with the firm objective of demonstrating that ” Security of your 250 million accounts is a priority. ” Of course, they also add that their platform has never been in danger.
“However, some hackers have jeopardized certain individual and specific accounts of Epic using lists of email addresses and passwords filtered from other places that have suffered attacks, if in your Epic account you use the same email address and the same password that you use in another place that has been compromised, then your account is susceptible to an attack. To protect your Epic account, use a unique password and enable multifactor authentication, “they explain in a statement explaining how to activate this option.
At the moment, yes, the function is only available through the use of authentication applications for smartphones, such as Authy, Google Authenticator or other services. A system based on SMS will also be supported soon.
The people in charge of the Epic Games Store also insist that users be careful with their passwords and their profiles in external services (PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Nintendo, Facebook, Google). For these future months, they are already announcing the arrival of email verification for new profiles as well as new detection methods to identify attacks and prevent them from succeeding.