In Pictures: The 10 weirdest, wildest, most shocking security exploits ever

Surprise! Bad guys are getting creative

Why DRM sucks, part 3279

The lips of PC gamers across the world often curl into a snarl whenever the words "digital rights management" are uttered. In particular, gamers frequently single out Ubisoft's DRM implementations for the depths of their sucktitude. Said sucktitude reached new lows in July of last year, when it was discovered that Ubisoft's Uplay service silently installed a sloppily coded browser plugin that hackers could exploit to gain control of a gamer's computer. Gee, thanks, Assassin's Creed 2.

Fortunately, Ubisoft patched the hole mere hours after its discovery—with nary an apology, natch—and there's no evidence that anyone ever used it maliciously.

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