Ubisoft fixes security issue in Uplay system

Ubisoft has not made PC users happy ever since it announced it would enforce an "always on" DRM application for most of its PC games. Now the company has admitted it has fixed a serious security issue in the Uplay app after a Google security engineer discovered the problem.

VG247.com reports that the Google employee, Tavis Ormandy, found that while he played Assassin’s Creed: Revelations on his PC, he discovered that the Uplay DRM set up installed a web browser plug-in. That plug-in could give any website access to a person's PC files via a backdoor.

21 Ubisoft PC titles use the Uplay DRM, including most of the previously released Assassin's Creed titles and the more recent game Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.

Ubisoft has moved quickly to release an automatic patch that fixes the backdoor problem. In a statement to VG247.com, The company said, "Ubisoft takes security issues very seriously, and we will continue to monitor all reports of vulnerabilities within our software and take swift action to resolve such issues."

Even with this patch, PC gamers now have a new excuse not to trust Ubisoft or its "always on" DRM stance for its PC games, especially as other game developers, such as CD Projekt, have vowed not to put DRM in their games.

Source: VG247.com

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