SecureDRM: Ubisoft patches Uplay browser plug-in “flaw”

By Dave Cook, Monday, 30 July 2012 17:30 GMT

Ubisoft has issued a statement in response to security issues discovered in its Uplay DRM system.

Ubisoft’s statement read, “We have made a forced patch to correct the flaw in the browser plug-in for the Uplay PC application that was brought to our attention earlier today. We recommend that all Uplay users update their Uplay PC application without a Web browser open. This will allow the plug-in to update correctly”.

“An updated version of the Uplay PC installer with the patch also is available from”, the statement continued, “Ubisoft takes security issues very seriously, and we will continue to monitor all reports of vulnerabilities within our software and take swift action to resolve such issues.”

The trouble began this morning, after a Google security engineer installed Assassin’s Creed Revelations on his PC, only to discover that Uplay had left his machine at the mercy the internet.

Read our full report on the issue here.

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