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19-03-2013, 05:29 PM #1
PSA: EA Origin vulnerability, mind what you click
So an exploit has been discovered for Origin which can take advantage of their custom origin:// protocol, much like the steam:// protocol exploit from last year. EA says they are investigating, but in the meantime just watch out for any Origin-related stuff that you might be doing.
19-03-2013, 08:04 PM #2
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Similar thing happened to Steam. (before the Origin hate wagon arrives)
19-03-2013, 08:54 PM #3
19-03-2013, 09:07 PM #4
this article, it has.
I think the primary purpose of these application protocols is not for game launching, but game buying. You see something you want, you click the link and the application opens up, ready for your credit card. Admittedly, it's kind of a moot point when you're linking something that you can buy through the webstore, like Steam (and maybe Origin, I don't remember), but for systems where you're forced to purchase through the application, like Itunes, it makes more sense.
19-03-2013, 09:36 PM #5
Steam did in fact have a very similar (if not the exact same) security breach about a year ago.
What link does this make use of? The one you click to launch your game from the app's library menu? If so then how does someone slip the compromised link into someone's Origin/Steam menus?
Last edited by Shooop; 19-03-2013 at 09:42 PM.Virtual Pilot 3Dô NEVER NOT SCAM!
20-03-2013, 12:08 AM #6
20-03-2013, 12:22 AM #7
I don't think he's saying it's excusing it, just that some people will clamor and say "this is why I stick with Steam", when really both platforms have been/are at fault.steam: sketch