Origin vulnerability lets attackers hijack gaming machines

Matthew DeCarlo

Posts: 5,271   +103
Upwards of 40 million users of EA's Origin game platform could be open to a vulnerability that allows an attacker to remotely execute malicious code. Demonstrated by ReVuln on Friday at the Black Hat security conference in Amsterdam, the process...

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"It's unclear if or when EA will issue a fix, "

How is it, in any way unclear, whatsoever? Its EA ... the Definitive Answer is "We'll get around too it in a few months"
 

IAMTHESTIG

Posts: 1,868   +900
It amuses me to no end that EA copied Steam, but didn't bother to learn from Valve's mistakes.

I know... Steam was crap when it first came out, but they kept improving their product and service to the point where people are happy now. To top it off the frequent sales helps encourage loyalty.

Origin was crap and still is crap, even after all this time. It doesn't appear they've made any attempts to improve the UI. The only thing I can acknowledge is they are releasing update patches regularly, and some issues have been resolved, but overall it is still crap.
 

howzz1854

Posts: 611   +94
I have to say honestly most of my game purchase decisions have been put off by the exclusivity of Origin platforum. Steam didn't get this popular because they forced every game to be distributed on steam only. users had choices of steam or other direct download methods. it was the variety of options and convenience that made steam popular, instead EA is going about it all wrong. apparently EA thinks forcing the users into lack of option will drive sales. with all the negative press lately, and lack of performance on their balance sheet, sometimes I think EA just needs to start it all over fresh.
 

Mbloof

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Gee I'm sorry. I thought I simply purchased a game from you. I did NOT however give you license to advertise on my desktop and suggest other titles to me.
 

fimbles

Posts: 1,194   +208
A simple way to get around this is to download a no-cd crack. and dont install origin at all.

Copy protection fails again.
 

TheDreams

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[quote="Sniped_Ash, post: 1288751, member: 314686
They used Battlefield 3 as a way to promote it, it helped, but the client still fails.[/quote]

I'd have to say that Battlefield 3 is the only good game on Origin, that is really the only thing that is holding Origin up.
 

Jad Chaar

Posts: 6,481   +976
They used Battlefield 3 as a way to promote it, it helped, but the client still fails.

I'd have to say that Battlefield 3 is the only good game on Origin, that is really the only thing that is holding Origin up.[/quote]
Yup, thats what my point was.