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Ubisoft Uplay web plugin opens a backdoor in any computer with it installed

#11antknotPosted 7/30/2012 6:16:10 AM(edited)
They should get sued by everyone that has bought their games or fined honestly, there's no control for these companies doing shady stuff to people that buy their games, but they get all pissy when people pirate their games and suddenly the law does something. More power to them right...
#12snesmaster40Posted 7/30/2012 6:45:12 AM(edited)
Right I just checked and there's 2 Uplay plugins. They both were installed without permission when I had to update uplay for Anno 2070. This is on Firefox
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#13bigjig777Posted 7/30/2012 7:21:13 AM
EpicKingdom_ posted...
So what am I suppose to be aware of / for?


Full details:

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/07/30/psa-possible-security-risk-in-some-ubisoft-pc-games/
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#14KillerTrufflePosted 7/30/2012 8:53:52 AM
How long have I been saying this Uplay and always-online DRM is utter BS? "Oh if you don't have good enough Internet to support it, too bad for you." Yeah. Just like I've been saying ever since their first game with this crap. **** Ubisoft. I haven't run Settlers 7 in ages just because of this DRM s***, but it's a game I'd *like* to play again. They claim Uplay "enhances your experience" - it hasn't enhanced a single bloody thing for me, aside from my pure hatred for that company.
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#15jake-sfPosted 7/30/2012 9:20:07 AM
Definitively one of those things I strongly believe law should punish, severely. So sick of companies doing what they want.
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#16Kokuei05Posted 7/30/2012 9:29:56 AM
Why do they even need a browser plugin?
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#17KillerTrufflePosted 7/30/2012 9:33:55 AM
From: Kokuei05 | #016
Why do they even need a browser plugin?


Why do they even need that Uplay bull**** to start with? Since when has Ubicrap ever worried about what is "necessary" or not?
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#18SmoboHashPosted 7/30/2012 9:34:13 AM
What the hell, Ubisoft? How is compromising the security of your customers saving you from the pirates that won't even install that software?
#19N64_Rules_88(Topic Creator)Posted 7/30/2012 9:35:06 AM
SmoboHash posted...
What the hell, Ubisoft? How is compromising the security of your customers saving you from the pirates that won't even install that software?


I pirated a uplay game and it wouldn't launch without it atleast installed. :(
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#20HShadowPosted 7/30/2012 9:36:31 AM
You all deserve this for playing crap Ubisoft games.