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Hack can allow for malicious code to run for those using Origin

Posted by: John at 3/18/2013 6:05 PM
So, it seems like there's a way for hackers to take advantage of the URI handling capabilities to run malicious code. Just like how web browsers use http:// in front to direct you to a web page, Origin uses origin:// to launch games.

Well, as Ars Technica reports, someone can generate a link to have it run a DLL, or dynamic linking library. A DLL is compiled code that your PC can execute and for those that are evil enough, they can use it to run a code to take over your computer or steal information.

EA's looking into it, but I would advise clicking on anything suspicious or just log off Origin if you aren't playing a game.