Posts Tagged ‘Ubisoft’

Mozilla adds Ubisoft Uplay to the blocklist

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Oops! It looks like Ubisoft’s Uplay has some major security issues …

When Mozilla detects serious security or stability issues in add-ons or plugins, it may decide to block them for all users of the browser. A security vulnerability has recently been discovered in Ubisoft’s Uplay software which can be exploited by third parties. The majority of online magazines and reports call it a rootkit, which is not the really the term that should be used to describe the software. Unlike rootkits, the program does not attempt to hide the functionality on the system, and it is much more likely that it is simply code that has not been tested enough.

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