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Ubisoft DRM exposed as rootkit

A new report is suggesting that Ubisoft’s DRM installs a backdoor that allows any website to take over your computer.

Games which currently make use of Ubisoft DRM include Driver San Francisco, Just Dance 3 and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.

An IT expert told CVG “Functionality in the uPlay browser extension, that normally enables games to be launched from a web browser, turns out can also be used to launch any other program on the system.

“In the demonstration making its rounds on the internet, the code launched a calculator.”

The person said it was an issue that Ubisoft would need to resolve.

This won’t affect console users at all, but those playing the game’s using Windows and Internet Explorer should beware.

Ubisoft has declined to comment.

Thanks, CVG.


Edited On 30 Jul, 2012

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