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    Default Bug on EAs Origin game platform allows attackers to hijack player PCs

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    More than 40 million people could be affected by a vulnerability researchers uncovered in EA's Origin online game platform allowing attackers to remotely execute malicious code on players' computers.
    The attack, demonstrated on Friday at the Black Hat security conference in Amsterdam, takes just seconds to execute. In some cases, it requires no interaction by victims, researchers from Malta-based ReVuln (@revuln) told Ars. It works by manipulating the uniform resource identifiers EA's site uses to automatically start games on an end user's machine. By exploiting flaws in the Origin application available for both Macs and PCs, the technique turns EA's popular game store into an attack platform that can covertly install malware on customers' computers.



    Bug on EA?s Origin game platform allows attackers to hijack player PCs | Ars Technica

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    Default Re: Bug on EAs Origin game platform allows attackers to hijack player PCs

    One more reason Origin sucks!

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    Default Re: Bug on EAs Origin game platform allows attackers to hijack player PCs

    Can't say I'm surprised or sympathetic. Wish more people had spoken with their wallets when it mattered.

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    Default Re: Bug on EAs Origin game platform allows attackers to hijack player PCs

    too bad they moved simcity to origin >_<;

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    Default Re: Bug on EAs Origin game platform allows attackers to hijack player PCs

    smh....sometimes this crap make me wanna go back to console gaming.
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    Default Re: Bug on EAs Origin game platform allows attackers to hijack player PCs

    I have an Origin account solely because I got free copy of BF3. I rarely played it in the past, and won't even open my Origin account now. I hate Origin. Steam on the other hand rules.
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    Default Re: Bug on EAs Origin game platform allows attackers to hijack player PCs

    Steams great, but EA scewed them over, which in turned screwed us over forcing us to use Origin to play games that we really want to play

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