- Ubisoft DRM Lets In Remote Attackers, Google Engineer Reports
Hacker Tavis Ormandy has discovered a serious vulnerability in a well-known PC game DRM system. The Google engineer said that after buying a game from Ubisoft he became aware that its “Uplay” browser plug-in might prove problematic. In the early hours of this morning Ormandy confirmed that the add-on allows remote and “wide access” to machines running the DRM, potentially giving malicious attackers free reign to wreak havoc.
- Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent, ‘American Reunion’ tops the chart this week, followed by ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. ‘The Raven’ completes the top three.
- BitTorrent Trackers Cease Strike After Protocol Improvement
Two weeks ago OpenBitTorrent and PublicBitTorrent, the two largest BitTorrent trackers on the Internet, went on strike. The trackers protested BitTorrent Inc.’s unresponsiveness to a protocol improvement proposed by Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij. Soon after the news broke the BitTorrent developer team sprung into action to address the issue, and as a result the tracker operators have confirmed to TorrentFreak that they will restart their services within a week.
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