According to a report form ReVuln, they have discovered an exploit that hackers can use, and it will allow them to technically take control of your PC. I’m sure that you might not think that this is legit, but ReVuln was the same company who reported on the potential exploit on the Steam client back in October of last year.
“The Origin platform allows malicious users to exploit local vulnerabilities or features by abusing the Origin [Uniform Resource Identifiers] handling mechanism,” ReVuln researchers Donato Ferrante and Luigi Auriemma say in their paper detailing the exploit they demonstrated. “In other words, an attacker can craft a malicious Internet link to execute malicious code remotely on [a] victim’s system, which has Origin installed.”
The exploit basically could allow hackers to send your web browser to an auto-download malware site when you try an launch a game, but most browsers have pretty tight security when it comes to this type of thing, so you probably won’t have to worry too much. There hasn’t been any reports of any attacks, but after the PSN was hacked last year, we all know that anything can happen. It all comes down to if you want to believe them or not, but you really can never be too careful.
Source: PC GamesN