Monday, July 30, 2012
Ubisoft digital rights management system and plugin found to have a rootkit
DMW is reporting serious issues with Ubisoft’s digital rights management system, apparently in conjunction with some gaming platforms, as worked on by Google engineer Tavis Ormandy. The security risks, to machine hijacking, occurs with the use of the Uplay browser plugin. The story link is here.
I would expect that major security vendors, including cloud-based services like Webroot, will be flagging the plugin.
Ubisoft reported has issued a patch to Uplay to deactivate the rootkit, story on geek.com here.