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[ARS] Bug in EA’s Origin game platform allows attackers to hijack player PCs

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http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/03/bug-on-eas-origin-game-platform-allows-attackers-to-hijack-player-pcs/

It just keeps getting better? rolleyes.gif
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Same sort of thing thing hit Uplay a few months back (and Steam apparently according to the article). Hope they fix this quick.

Until then don't go clicking random origin:// links...
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So the spyware client has a backdoor into your computer now? Not so surprising coming from EA, and people wonder why I tell them not to install Origin rolleyes.gif
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Install all of your games and then uninstall origin, unless you want to play BF3 then you can't. thumb.gif
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Lol, this came at the most inopportune moment XD Especially with the Sim City situation... Hope gets this fixed soon.
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Originally Posted by XAslanX View Post

So the spyware client has a backdoor into your computer now? Not so surprising coming from EA, and people wonder why I tell them not to install Origin rolleyes.gif
I hope you're suggesting they don't install Steam either then if this kind of thing worries you so much. rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by XAslanX View Post

So the spyware client has a backdoor into your computer now? Not so surprising coming from EA, and people wonder why I tell them not to install Origin rolleyes.gif
Steam had this vulnerability, UPlay had this vulnerability, I'd wager a few in-game browsers like LOTRO and WoW have likely have it as well. I really can't believe people are still on about the data mining that might of delayed or slowed the MT deluge they complain about.
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This is getting beyond ridiculous.

Hey look it's another EA is evil and their software is evil and...."oh my god, my computer has been taken over by aliens" story. Keep the torches lit and the pitchforks held high!!!!

Anything to keep those hit counters ringing I suppose.
Edited by LancerVI - 3/18/13 at 9:12pm
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I hope you're suggesting they don't install Steam either then if this kind of thing worries you so much. rolleyes.gif

But EA runs around insulting, cursing, and alienating customers. Steam at least treats your nice, gives you good deals, and understands you are a person.

That is the problem. Most people see the logo, EA and want to kill it with fire.
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