Ubisoft Pushes Patch After Uplay Vulnerability Found

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – A critical security gap became a key issue for popular game creator Ubisoft on Monday as the company worked to implement a fix patch via its Uplay app, according to a report from the BBC.

Ubisoft is noted for popular game titles including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance and more. The report noted that the vulnerability allowed would-be hackers to access user systems through the gaming app.

Uplay lets players to earn rewards upon playing Ubisoft titles, unlocking exclusive content made available by the company. “We recommend that all Uplay users update their Uplay PC application without a Web browser open,” stated the game developer in the BBC’s report. The company also noted that it took such matters “very seriously.”

So how was the issue stumbled upon? The same report noted Google employee Tavis Ormandy was responsible for the find. Ormandy reportedly noted that installing the plug-in with Assasin’s Creed unleashed the critical flaw that could allow malicious websites to access the platform.

Game systems have been noted for key vulnerabilities to hackers in recent years. In 2011, attackers successfully breachdc the PlayStation network, forcing Sony to take its online system down for an extended period.