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26. Re: Ubisoft uPlay Security Flaw Jul 30, 2012, 17:12 Creston
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 14:45:
Creston wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 14:36:
What's really baffling is that people apparently said "Yes, that sounds like a GREAT IDEA!" when uplay asked if it could install plugins in their browsers...

Users mindlessly clicking "yes" is the number one reason why PCs are so horribly infected with all kinds of shit.


Unfortunately, when Steam does the 'first time setup' installation of whatever various runtimes and add-on apps the publisher wants the player to have, it's almost always done in the background with no dialog windows at all...

Admittedly, the only game I ever had that installed Uplay was the latest Assassin's Creed, and I got that outside of Steam. And it simply asked me "Do you want to install our wonderful Uplay add-ins for your browser? It will let you do really awesome stuff, like... ehm... well... erm, really AMAZING STUFF!!!!"

I guess I didn't think about Steam just forcing that shit straight onto your computer. THANKS STEAM!

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