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Submitted by Prcko 1062d ago | news

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

Millions could be at risk of exploits that use Origin to execute malicious code.
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. (EA, PC, Tech)

Snookies12  +   1062d ago
Whew, glad I don't use their "wonderful" service.
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2pacalypsenow  +   1062d ago
Steam has been hacked too . I dont see the point of hating on origin i delivers games just like Steam. Its not as Big and great as steam but its not bad
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HammadTheBeast  +   1062d ago
Origin is bad. Steam has ridiculous sales, and offers an offline mode, as well as being highly optimized and pretty bug free. Origin constantly disconnects and also sucks overall.

Origin sucks.
N0S3LFESTEEM  +   1061d ago
It looks like a messy exploit... there's no way it would go unnoticed for long. Once the .DLL activated most anti-virus's would pick up on it anyways.
neoandrew  +   1061d ago
Yeah, better use PSN service it is safe...
majiebeast  +   1062d ago
Stop forcing people to use Origin nobody likes it its like the black sheep of digital distribution.
hiredhelp  +   1062d ago
Sooo what's GFWL and UPLAY ?
MasterChief3624  +   1062d ago
I'm not sure about GFWL, but Uplay is Ubisoft's social network.
Waddy101  +   1061d ago
Actually on PC uPlay is the same thing as Origin in a sense but with ubisoft games and you have to install it to launch any new ubisoft games.
I have it on my PC because i needed to install it to play Far Cry 3.
unluckynumber11  +   1062d ago
GFWL is Games For Windows Live
Reverent  +   1062d ago
That is a terrible acronym on Microsoft's part. It sounds like "God Awful". I'm not knocking it, I'm just saying... They should really change the name to something else lol.
ScubbaSteve  +   1062d ago
"God Awful" is an apt description.

And on behalf of PC gamers everywhere I will kindly ask you not give them any ideas about re-branding their service and trying to buy up more games for their service.
r40k213  +   1062d ago
Trust EA to put the consumer first and develop a secure forced DRM. Oh wait.
Derekvinyard13  +   1062d ago
Lol
jaymart2k  +   1062d ago
For a few microtranstactions you to can have a Origin Add-On Pack that protects your PC.
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urwifeminder  +   1062d ago
Origin is the worst service of the lot im a fan of GFWL to the point that i wont buy f1 2012 as it dropped support as did the last dawn of war expansion,i got alot of the same games on 360 as pc just to get the achieves again from my faves nearly own every title released on gfwl,uplay is great i really like the extras you unlock.
sovietsoldier  +   1062d ago
another reason origin sucks.
a_bro  +   1062d ago
sadly we're forced to use it especially when BF4 comes out for it on pc....
Realplaya  +   1062d ago
Nintendo to EA guess what. Yeah we chose correctly.
thatCat  +   1062d ago
After 8 years using steam and not being hacked, and 3 months using origin for battlefield and being hacked by russian, I'm never touching that shit again.
Max-Zorin  +   1062d ago
EA and their BS again.
hiredhelp  +   1061d ago
Look I have been hacked twice last year on steam but got my account back both times.
Nothing is safe there a program all program's can open for attack I'm also a bf3 player and own bf3,dead space 2-3 burnout,MOH and MOH WF. I also own games on GFWL and own ghost recon FS far cry 3 and assasins creed on UPLAY.
I support the devs so I buy games that I like I can't help that part that money goes to publishers.
I miss that days of I house devs are few far between .

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