Play Ubisoft PC games? Get this security patch now

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Craig was sucked into the endless vortex of tech at an early age, only to be spat back out babbling things like "phase-locked-loop crystal oscillators!". Mostly this receives a pat on the head from the listener, followed closely by a question about what laptop they should buy.

While (most) Australians were sleeping, Ubisoft's UPlay service was discovered to be compromised. Thankfully, before (most) Australians woke up, Ubisoft had already addressed the issue.

Exploiting a problem with its UPlay browser plug-in, part of Ubisoft's DRM portfolio arbitrary code could be run on a user's system, instead of just the UPlay application.

UPlay itself should auto-update to version 2.0.4 when next opened, fixing the issue, but if you want to make sure, you can re-download it from Ubisoft's website and update it with all browser windows closed.

Alternately, you can disable the browser plug-ins by using the methods here.



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