EA patched Origin security flaws that put millions of users at risk

Check Point Research and CyberInt warned EA of vulnerabilities in its Origin platform that put millions of user accounts at

EA patched Origin security flaws that put millions of users at risk

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Check Point Research and CyberInt warned EA of the vulnerabilities in its Origin platform.

The vulnerabilities were spotted by Check Point Research and CyberInt, and once exploited, they could have allowed player account takeover and identity theft.

Check Point Research and CyberInt warned EA of the vulnerabilities in its Origin platform.

Check Point and CyberInt advise gamers to enable two-factor authentication and only use official websites to download or purchase games.

"These platforms are being increasingly targeted by hackers because of [the] huge amounts of sensitive customer data they hold," said Check Point’s Oded Vanunu.

The vulnerabilities took advantage of abandoned subdomains, EA Games’ use of authentication tokens and single sign-on and TRUST mechanisms built into the user login process.

Had an attack been carried out, it could have been devastating, given that EA is the world’s second largest gaming company and millions of user accounts would have been at risk.

EA patched flaws in its Origin platform that could have enabled hackers to hijack and exploit millions of users’ accounts.

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