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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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38. Re: Ubisoft uPlay Security Flaw Jul 30, 2012, 19:08 2nd_floor
 
2nd_floor wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 19:06:
"lol, they give cleanup instructions?!?! If you been root kitted in todays age, you need to toss out your hard drive and probably your motherboard too in some cases. They can get pretty low..."

Haha. I remember back in 1996 my first computer with Windows 95 got a virus called "Monkey-B", that infected the MBR I think. We had to find a special program called "Killmonk" to get rid of it, Norton Antivirus didn't do it. Back in 1996, that was a big deal, and took a few weeks! The computer had to go in to get professionally repaired!

Monkey-B did not come out easily! That was virus technology back then! Today, haha, I bet they can do nasty things!
 
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