EA has patched Origin’s major vulnerability

Apr 17 2019 2 min read

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The Underdog Security research firm has recently found a major security breach in Origin that could potentially result in running any malicious code on the users’ computers. Luckily, EA was fast enough to patch the vulnerability, which can no longer be used by digital intruders.

Just like many other similar services, Origin relies on its own unique URL to access Web pages. You might’ve noticed the part “origin://” at the beginning of the links. This small part was responsible for bypassing the security measures, as Underdog Security demonstrated by running the Windows calculator pop-up window through the otherwise legit link. This means that Origin could grant full access to the user’s machine.

As you can imagine, hackers could’ve run any applications (or viruses, or spyware, etc.) through harmlessly looking URLs. Moreover, hackers could easily steal Origin accounts. TechCrunch is now reporting that the security breach was fixed back on Monday; Underdog Security confirms that Origin cannot be hacked the way it was possible to due to the vulnerability any more. In other words, everything’s ok now.

Still, the whole story will likely once again fuel the criticism towards Origin, which is technically not that bad as a gaming distribution platform – but it significantly lags behind Steam (security-wise as well.)


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