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Ubisoft issues patch for DRM Uplay’s security flaw

7/30/12 5:00pm

To all you PC gamers that enjoy games like Assassin’s Creed, Prince of Persia, Tom Clancy or really anything with Uplay; I apologize. Where Ubisoft may not have the gall to admit that they screwed up, I will at least acknowledge that one or two of my AssCreed fueled posts might have put you g1s at risk.

You see, programmer Travis Ormandy discovered that many major Ubisoft titles have a back door. This door allows a website to take control of your PC. While running a game with Uplay, the Ubisoft service installs a plug-in and creates the back door.You can even go through your browser’s plug-ins and delete that add on, but Ubisoft has now patched this so it is no longer necessary.

The irony is that pirates were immune to such malicious behavior and it is the paying customer who suffers once again. Ubisoft sacrifices customer service to protect themselves from people who were never their customers in the first place. My advice is to stick to Ubisoft games on a console over the PC.  

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