Submitted by Prcko 935d 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  +   935d ago
Whew, glad I don't use their "wonderful" service.
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2pacalypsenow  +   935d 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  +   935d 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  +   934d 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  +   934d ago
Yeah, better use PSN service it is safe...
majiebeast  +   935d ago
Stop forcing people to use Origin nobody likes it its like the black sheep of digital distribution.
hiredhelp  +   935d ago
Sooo what's GFWL and UPLAY ?
MasterChief3624  +   935d ago
I'm not sure about GFWL, but Uplay is Ubisoft's social network.
Waddy101  +   934d 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  +   935d ago
GFWL is Games For Windows Live
Reverent  +   935d 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  +   935d 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  +   935d ago
Trust EA to put the consumer first and develop a secure forced DRM. Oh wait.
Derekvinyard13  +   935d ago
jaymart2k  +   935d ago
For a few microtranstactions you to can have a Origin Add-On Pack that protects your PC.
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urwifeminder  +   935d 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  +   935d ago
another reason origin sucks.
a_bro  +   935d ago
sadly we're forced to use it especially when BF4 comes out for it on pc....
Realplaya  +   935d ago
Nintendo to EA guess what. Yeah we chose correctly.
thatCat  +   935d 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  +   935d ago
EA and their BS again.
hiredhelp  +   934d 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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