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Everyone Should Change Their Uplay Password

Ubisoft admits to security exploit, meaning it’s time to mix up letters and numbers.

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Is it time to finally invest in 1Password? Maybe so. Ubisoft has revealed new details about a recent website exploit that exposed its account database, including “user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords.”

“We recently found that one of our Web sites was exploited to gain unauthorized access to some of our online systems,” said the company in a statement on its forums. “We instantly took steps to close off this access, to begin a thorough investigation with relevant authorities, internal and external security experts, and to start restoring the integrity of any compromised systems.”

Encrypted passwords means the passwords themselves were not exposed in their pure form, but if a particular password isn’t very strong, it wouldn’t take much trouble for it to be deciphered.

Ubisoft said payment information was not exposed, so your debit and credit card should be safe.

If your Uplay password is one shared among other web services, it’s time to change all of those, too.

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