Ubisoft’s UPlay service contains rootkit – Google Engineer

Posted By | On 30th, Jul. 2012 Under News | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl


People hate Ubisoft’s DRM, and according to a latest finding which suggests that their UPlay service may potentially contain a rootkit, they could get into serious trouble. It is mentioned that the DRM allows anyone to access the PC through a vulnerability.

It’s actually a browser plugin that enables outsiders to enter your PC and cause havoc. These are the games that have these vulnerability. Ubisoft had no intention to maliciously get your information, but when you implement such a DRM, these are the side-effects that usually happens.

This vulnerability was found by a Google  information security engineer Tavis Ormandy. You can disable the UPlay plugin from your browser to stay risk free, so please do not panic.

Check out the games that have these issues and tell us whether you have played these games recently on your PC.

  • Assassin’s Creed II
  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
  • Assassin’s Creed: Project Legacy
  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations
  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Beowulf: The Game
  • Brothers in Arms: Furious 4
  • Call of Juarez: The Cartel
  • Driver: San Francisco
  • Heroes of Might and Magic VI
  • Just Dance 3
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  • Pure Football
  • R.U.S.E.
  • Shaun White Skateboarding
  • Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic
  • The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom
  • Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved
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