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Ubisoft uPlay Security Flaw

Computer and Video Games has follow-up on reports of a vulnerability in Ubisoft's uPlay service that could possibly allow the access of files on user's PCs. The story reflects initial impressions that this may have been included intentionally as a rootkit DRM, but they have subsequent comments from researchers indicating they think this was more likely an unintentionally security mess-up (thanks Joao). There's a follow up note on Kotaku on how to clean this out of your system if you are "infected" (thanks nin).

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5. Re: Ubisoft uPlay Security Flaw Jul 30, 2012, 11:54 Paketep
 
Can't even say I'm surprised. That's Ubi for you.

I WILL be surprised if Ubi decides to fix this travesty by finally admitting how stupid UPlay is and decide to drop it. Since I doubt they have enough brain to do that, me & friends will continue not buying their games and, it seems, being more secure thanks to that.

Fucking idiots. They deserve to go broke.
 
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