Everyone Should Change Their Uplay Password

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#51 Posted by Malphye (413 posts) -

Glad I used a unique one off password for uplay. Little proud of myself here, moral +1.

#52 Posted by StarFoxA (5138 posts) -

It is so, so, so important to use a password manager nowadays. I recommend KeePass, because it is open source, cross platform, and doesn't require an internet connection. This is the most important thing you can do when it comes to protecting your online security.

#53 Posted by Snail (8580 posts) -

Who_watches_the_Watch_Dogs?!?!

Quis custodiet ipsos puppies?

#54 Posted by spraynardtatum (2608 posts) -

@starfoxa: I don't even want that thing on my computer. Pen and paper.

#55 Posted by BBQBram (2202 posts) -

Oh no, not my valued Ezio skin? Is that what people are thinking now?

#56 Posted by BaconGames (3292 posts) -

Granted I had an account with them since ACII, having just downloaded Trials like a few days ago makes the timing on this rather quaint. Password changed, time to keep an eye on suspicious activity on my shit.

#57 Posted by StarFoxA (5138 posts) -

@spraynardtatum: Pen and paper? Then someone could easily take that sheet and have your passwords. How about encrypting a flash drive with TrueCrypt to hold your database, with a separate password for TrueCrypt AND for KeePass. That's security paranoia.

#58 Posted by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -

@starfoxa said:

It is so, so, so important to use a password manager nowadays. I recommend KeePass, because it is open source, cross platform, and doesn't require an internet connection. This is the most important thing you can do when it comes to protecting your online security.

This is not a bad Idea, but I would only use an open source Password Manager if I Looked at the code, understood it, and perhaps modifyed it. Because, being open source it is that much easer to create something that can open the files that it creates.

#59 Edited by StarFoxA (5138 posts) -

@dagbiker: KeePass is heavily documented. Thousands of incredibly talented programmers have scoured through its code. At some point there has to be a degree of trust, and as someone without programming experience, that's enough for me. I prefer it over LastPass and 1Password because I can store my databases locally.

#60 Posted by vladgd (10 posts) -

I bought Farcry 3 on steam to try and avoid making another account on some other service, but nope, launch game through steam...to launch uplay to play Farcry 3.

#61 Posted by KingSalo (20 posts) -

so, if console Uplay is affected as well does that mean my PSN pw got stolen? i can't recall creating an account but i'm pretty sure i had to link my PSN account to Uplay for AC: Brotherhood's multiplayer...

Also, my PSN pw changed at least 2 times after that... i hope whoever got my information is as confused about that shit as i am.

#62 Posted by eccentrix (1505 posts) -

@shevar said:

I find it always funny that when stuff like this happens, your payment information and credit card number always seem to be "unexposed".

Those must receive some added level of security than I guess. If that's the case, why can't they use that security to keep my password from being stolen/copied in the first place.

I just assume they're kept in different places.

I don't even know that I used Uplay on PC, which means I wouldn't have a password, right? Oh well, I can take the risk this once.

#63 Posted by Scratch (628 posts) -

After reading this article and comments, checked my email and found nothing from Ubi. Checked again in the spam folder and there it was. I suggest other uPlay users just check your email for a link requesting you to change your password as well, because their website is understandably down for maintenance.

#64 Posted by spraynardtatum (2608 posts) -
#65 Posted by gbrading (1994 posts) -

Goog thing I've managed to boycott uPlay so long!

#66 Posted by StarFoxA (5138 posts) -

@spraynardtatum: Insult? I was describing what I do to keep a backup of my passwords.

#67 Posted by OtterChaos (36 posts) -

Site's down, can't change password.

Uplay, even when not playing games you find a way to be a complete piece of shit.

(update) got the e-mail and was able to reset the password that way, check your spam folders.

Thanks for the hint on spam folder, that is where my email landed.

#68 Posted by OtterChaos (36 posts) -

@snail said:
@spitznock said:

Who_watches_the_Watch_Dogs?!?!

Quis custodiet ipsos puppies?

I imagine that would be @rorie wouldn't it?

#69 Posted by spraynardtatum (2608 posts) -

@scratch: It was in my spam folder too.

#70 Posted by Morden2261 (277 posts) -

I hate that crap like this doesn't even surprise me anymore.

#71 Posted by Sterling (2078 posts) -

My new password is: fuckingpassword

in case anyone wants it.

#72 Edited by PimblyCharles (1317 posts) -

Damnit, got the email. I'm so damn sick of all these password hacks this year. Was also affected by a google hack not long ago. Can't forget about my Evernote account getting hacked too. Ridiculous.

#73 Posted by PimblyCharles (1317 posts) -

My new password is: fuckingpassword

in case anyone wants it.

Dexter's back

#74 Posted by RVonE (4605 posts) -

@mrmazz said:

Or you know just never have a Uplay account because it's terrible.

Yes, unfortunately that is impossible if you want to play, for example, Far Cry 3.

#75 Posted by Budwyzer (544 posts) -

@iamjohn said:

These publisher-exclusive services sure are great and necessary, you guys.

Captain Totally!

#76 Edited by Jedted (2322 posts) -

Goddamn Cyber-Terrorists.

#77 Edited by randomstring (19 posts) -

Fortunately I don't have a Uplay account. I refuse to buy ubisoft games since they put that turd into service.

#78 Posted by test0r (91 posts) -

@starfoxa: While I understand why you want to keep using KeePass I'd just like to clarify that both 1Password and Lastpass stores a local copy of your database. 1Password is in essence just a closed-source KeePass.

I personally use Lastpass, but that's just because it's really nice to have it on every device I use without having to share the database file with an application like dropbox.

#79 Posted by spraynardtatum (2608 posts) -

@starfoxa: I'm sorry about that. I thought you were calling me paranoid. Or should I say "I was paranoid that you called me paranoid". I took it the wrong way. Sorry.

#80 Edited by siln (81 posts) -

Today is a sad day, as thousands of Uplay users, myself included, were tragically reminded that at some point in their lives, they signed up for a Uplay account.

#81 Edited by benu302000 (212 posts) -

I'm so glad that I had to create a UPlay account in order to play single-player FarCry 3. That was totally worth this pain in my ass.

#82 Posted by zoozilla (977 posts) -

I like lastpass better than 1password

And I like KeePass best of all!

#83 Posted by brownsfantb (389 posts) -

I have no idea what my password is for Uplay. Hopefully it's something dumb that I don't use anywhere else.

The good news is this reminded me that I bought 1Password a while back but never set it up.

#84 Posted by Demoskinos (14563 posts) -

I still dont get why password managers are needed the only accounts I truly care about are both my emails,social media,PSN and Bank accounts. All which I use every day and monitor like a hawk for suspicious activity.

Changed my password for posterity sake but honestly the reason these hacks happen aren't to get at peoples passwords. Morale than likely its to get a huge bulk of thousands of emails they can either sell to or use in phishing rings. The actual value in hacking a Uplay account is nothing. Now being able to send a phishing email to 20 or 30 thousand people and hope someone bites is another story.

#85 Posted by SilentBob251 (61 posts) -

Video game related websites getting hacked? Must be summer!!

#86 Posted by Hawkerace (275 posts) -

Haven't touched blood dragon and any other ubisoft title I owned because of uplay.

It's the worst.

#87 Edited by Demoskinos (14563 posts) -

@kingsalo: Linking accounts doesn't mean your PSN is exposed it simply means you gave the authority to Uplay to access your PSN account. No PSN information would have been exposed.

#88 Posted by yoshisaur (2648 posts) -

Getting really sick and tired of this. I'm not going to jump on the bandwagon and harp about 'these services aren't necessary,' but damn if all of these hacking (& attempts) don't annoy the living hell out of me. Why can't people just leave our shit alone?

#89 Posted by Toxeia (728 posts) -

So I've got a password for stuff that I find to be sketchy, my email, and then passwords with slight modifications for systems that would have my credit card information (Steam, Amazon, etc.).

Who wants to guess where uPlay fit into those three?

#90 Posted by troll93 (386 posts) -

thank god that it is using my old password. Also, fuck you ubisoft, and fuck you hackers.

#91 Posted by Aetheldod (3511 posts) -

So yeah DRM is the future right guys? All those juciy hacked accounts ... yeah su much better than physical copies indeed.

#92 Edited by kmg90 (415 posts) -

@dagbiker said:

@starfoxa said:

It is so, so, so important to use a password manager nowadays. I recommend KeePass, because it is open source, cross platform, and doesn't require an internet connection. This is the most important thing you can do when it comes to protecting your online security.

This is not a bad Idea, but I would only use an open source Password Manager if I Looked at the code, understood it, and perhaps modifyed it. Because, being open source it is that much easer to create something that can open the files that it creates.

That concern would be valid if it not being that it uses AES/Rijnael and relies on security features that make no two databases alike including using additional files/user information for authentication..

My Keepass Master password is seaserpent does giving this information out to anyone a hindrance to my security? No since it requires additional information to open my password database

#93 Posted by mikey87144 (1664 posts) -

I guess I haven't played too many ubi games.

#94 Posted by brainwins (251 posts) -

Awesome! I had to sign up to their shitty service after buying Assassin's Creed from Steam, and now they fuck it up. Way to go!

#95 Posted by Nux (2305 posts) -

Good thing I don't have a Uplay account.

#96 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10482 posts) -

Oh no! Someone is going to steal those points I use to unlock stupid things in Assassin's Creed games!

#97 Posted by rkofan87 (122 posts) -

@bribo:

dam it son of bitch this is going to be a hell

#98 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

I would if Uplay wasn't absolutelyfuckinguseless and not worth my time to log into.

#99 Posted by MrSlapHappy (178 posts) -

Sweet!! Switching to Lastpass after the sorta Blizzard thing awhile back paid off! Uplay usage has never been higher!

Also, damnit, why does this have to keep happening?

#100 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@demoskinos said:

I still dont get why password managers are needed the only accounts I truly care about are both my emails,social media,PSN and Bank accounts. All which I use every day and monitor like a hawk for suspicious activity.

Changed my password for posterity sake but honestly the reason these hacks happen aren't to get at peoples passwords. Morale than likely its to get a huge bulk of thousands of emails they can either sell to or use in phishing rings. The actual value in hacking a Uplay account is nothing. Now being able to send a phishing email to 20 or 30 thousand people and hope someone bites is another story.

Password managers aren't needed, but they make logging into everything easier. I never have to worry about forgetting the password for some obscure website I rarely ever use. I have a few passwords I alternate between and super secure ones for anything valuable, so sometimes I forget which ones and it saves me having to go through all of them.

I like using Dashlane, automatically fills in my credit card, addresses (I have 2, for my uni dorm and home address), passwords and automatically logs me in.

Plus, if in the event you got keylogged (which I never have) they could potentially save your ass there too.

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