Ubisoft has been forced to release an emergency patch to fix a security hole discovered in its Uplay application.
"While on vacation recently I bought a video game called Assassin's Creed Revelations. I didn't have much of a chance to play it, but it seems fun so far.
"However, I noticed the installation procedure creates a browser plug-in for it's accompanying Uplay launcher, which grants unexpectedly (at least to me) wide access to websites."
Uplay is a system that allows gamers to earn points and rewards for performance which are logged online. The Uplay software is bundled with major titles like Assassin's Creed.
"We recommend that all Uplay users update their Uplay PC application without a Web browser open," Ubisoft said.
"This will allow the plug-in to update correctly.
"An updated version of the Uplay PC installer with the patch also is available from Uplay.com."