If you have a Ubisoft game, you are going to have a bad time. Well, your computer will. It has been reported that Ubisoft’s UPlay, which “allows players to connect with other gamers, and to earn rewards based on achievements (called “Actions”) in Uplay enabled games” (and watch to see which players are pirates or not) has a security risk. Ironic, I know.
The risk in question is not a small one either. People that install a Uplay title on their comps unknowingly install a web browser add-on that in turn can be exploited and allow hackers in.
Here are the list of games that do this:
Assassin’s Creed II
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
Assassin’s Creed: Project Legacy
Assassin’s Creed Revelations
Assassin’s Creed III
Beowulf: The Game
Brothers in Arms: Furious 4
Call of Juarez: The Cartel
Driver: San Francisco
Heroes of Might and Magic VI
Just Dance 3
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Shaun White Skateboarding
Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic
The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved
If you have any of these game installed, do not worry as Ubisoft has issued a force patched for them that will deal with it. They have yet to make a comment on the situation. You can also find a new version of the Uplay installer here.