Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, in his twitter account has strongly criticised Google for disclosing details of the vulnerability Fortnite.
All weekend and Monday Tim complained against Google, after her engineer found a security hole in the code version Fortnite on Android.
He also said that he had asked Google not to spread the message about the threat until prepared by Epic Games update to troubleshoot error does not establish a greater number of users.
We asked Google to hold the disclosure until the update was more widely installed. They refused, creating an unnecessary risk for Android users in order to score cheap PR points.
— Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) 25 Aug 2018
Put it to the network information about the vulnerability so quickly, Google has exposed gamers to great danger, as hackers could use this breach even before the massive updates. According to him, in this way Google “earned PR points”.
Tim is also upset that Google is very thoroughly described the problem, and in the extreme case, “the search giant” could just inform about the dangers without revealing its essence.
A Google spokesperson said that the company cares about user security, and as soon as a vulnerability in the boot code was discovered Fortnite, Epic Games immediately got a notification and fixed the flaw.
Fortnite appeared on Android this summer, but not distributed through Google Play and via the official Epic Games store, as the company believes that the tax of 30% on the income of the game is disproportionate.