Ubisoft DRM is a Security Risk

A word of warning to our readers: it appears that Ubisoft’s DRM service — ‘Uplay’ — has a backdoor that enables malicious individuals to access your machine. This backdoor takes the form of an exploitable browser plugin that’s installed without user permission.

The issue has apparently been fixed in an update Ubisoft launched for Uplay just earlier today, but we cannot guarantee whether this works. We recommend that you remove this plugin via the tools or preferences options in your browser. The exploit also affects any Uplay based games. You can read the list of games that have been affected after the jump. Please note that this is a PC gaming issue only.

Assassin’s Creed II 

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood 

Assassin’s Creed: Project Legacy 

Assassin’s Creed Revelations 

Assassin’s Creed III 

Beowulf: The Game 

Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 

Call of Juarez: The Cartel 

Driver: San Francisco 

Heroes of Might and Magic VI 

Just Dance 3 

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands 

Pure Football 

R.U.S.E. 

Shaun White 

Skateboarding 

Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic 

The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom 

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier 

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction 

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved

(Rock Paper Shotgun - Warning: Big Security Risk In Some Ubisoft PC Games)