Ubisoft fixes uPlay DRM issue

Publisher Ubisoft claims it has resolved the loophole in its PC DRM that should prevent hackers from accessing uPlay users’ computers.

The new patch can be downloaded from uPlay’s website or through the uPlay application.

The fix comes in response to issues that arose yesterday, when it was reported that a problem with the uPlay and Ubisoft’s DRM that allows hackers and websites to plant malicious code onto the PC of any uPlay user.

"We have made a forced patch to correct the flaw in the browser plug-in for theUplay PC application that was brought to our attention," a spokesperson said.

"We recommend that allUplay users update theirUplay PC application without a web browser open. This will allow the plug-in to update correctly. An updated version of theUplay PC installer with the patch also is available from Uplay.com.

"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."

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