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|Ubisoft's Uplay blasted as 'rootkit', installs 'unsec... (7)|
|Some coding enthusiasts have discovered a little something in Ubisoft's Uplay platform for PC leading others to blast it as a 'rootkit'. It stealthly installs a browser plug-in which isn't secure.
The plugin granted its discoverer "unexpectedly (at least to me) wide access" to websites. It's a rather embarrassing hiccup if true.
UPDATE: Trend Micro's Rik Ferguson, director of the security research firm, has said it's "not a malicious root, just really bad code." It's "a huge risk" .
|Posted: 30.07.2012 by Technet2k|
|Ubisoft's PC 'always-on' DRM sees a "clear reduction ... (7)|
|Publisher Ubisoft is proud of their PC DRM with its persistent online connection demands as they've seen a "clear reduction in piracy of our titles", they note.
From that point of view it "is a success". Ubisoft has been using this system since Settlers 7, which then saw it expand to all Ubi PC titles released afterward.
|Posted: 29.07.2011 by Technet2k|
|Ubisoft has scaled back their 'always on' PC DRM for ... (2)|
|In a surprising and very quiet move, publisher Ubisoft has turned down their controversial DRM demands for at least two of their recent PC titles.
Until now the system required a constant internet connection or gameplay stopped. Two of their titles now only check for the internet at launch.
|Posted: 04.01.2011 by Technet2k|
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