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Posts tagged “Uplay”

Et Tu, Uplay? – Ubisoft Relaunches Its PC Store

The digital distribution plot thickens. In the beginning, there was Steam, and it was... not great. But it slowly trended upward in its tiny virtual vacuum until it expanded into the empire we all know and mostly love today. And people noticed. So along came Origin, with its EA stamp of approval and not much else - though slow progress has seen it take a…

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‘Coding Error’ Caused Uplay Exploit

I doubt we'll be hearing too much more about yesterday's Uplay drama, given the security hole appears to have been safely plugged before any malevolent souls could take advantage of it. Ubisoft have passed further comment on the issue as they saw it, however, claiming an exploit that allowed a vast amount of access to Uplay users' PCs was the result of a "coding error"…

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Ubisoft Responds To UPlay Security Drama, Issues Patch

Well, we knew about the patch already thanks to watchful forum-folk, but Ubisoft have finally offered a public acknowledgement of the Uplay security flaw that in theory meant nasty folk could gain remote access to gamers' PCs. Here's their statement and instructions on how to update Uplay - they're not recommending that anyone disable Uplay, and sound convinced the patch has fixed the exploit.

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Warning: Big Security Risk In Some Ubisoft PC Games

Update - Ubisoft may have plugged the hole, but it's difficult to know for sure as they don't appear to be discussing the issue. There are reports on the Ubi forums (thanks, Imperial Dane) that Uplay has been updated to version 2.04, which if the commenter is accurate bears the note "'Fix addressing browser plugin. Plugin now only able to open uPlay application." If your…

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UDon’tPlay: UbiDRM Servers Wobble During Steam Sale

The good thing about always online DRM is, well, nothing. The problem with always online DRM is, well, everything. Perhaps the silver lining to the cloud that is Ubisoft's UPlay system - the infrastructure for its DRM, DLC and other faintly sinister words which begin with D - being offline for a large chunk of the weekend is that it might cause important people to…

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