Origin exploit could allow hackers to hijack PCs, researchers warn

Monday, 18 March 2013 23:49 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Presenting at the Black Hat conference in Amsterdam, as reported by ArsTechnica, security experts at ReVuln highlighted a potential exploit in Origin. Essentially, the exploit could allow hackers to send your browser to an auto-download malware site when you try to launch a game – but most browsers guard against this kind of thing, and ReVuln did not explain how hackers would be able to manipulate your Origin client in the first place. ReVuln was also responsible for exposing possible flaws in Steam, CryEngine and IW Engine.

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