DRM (digital rights management) is a very touchy subject and has made a lot of gamers that legitimately buy games annoyed and Ubisoft is one of the companies right in the middle of it.
According to Geek, there is now a reason for gamers to feel more that annoyed about Ubisoft’s Uplay DRM system, it includes a rootkit and could potentially access your PC files without your consent.
It was discovered by Google information security engineer Tavis Ormandy when he installed Assassin’s Creed: Revelations on his PC. He noticed Uplay installed a web browser plug-in that could potentially allow any website to gain access to the PC through a backdoor and take control.
There are 21 games that utilises the Uplay system:
- 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
- Pure Football
- 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
Ubisoft has yet to respond to these claims, we will report it as soon as we hear anything.