From a main window you are able to browse game releases, add new ones to your library and even launch those which you have installed.
You can also manage your account information and see what games your friends are playing.
Scripts could be set-up that would wipe any data on your PC where the user has access.
It's highly unlikely that Ubisoft left this backdoor in here on purpose, but regardless, it appears to have all the hallmarks of a major oversight that the firm should be correcting as a matter of extreme urgency.
If you would like to know more about the details of the changes on the PTS, you can check out the following articles about the new World Tiers feature, the changes regarding your character and gear as well as a first preview of the rebalanced Gear Sets in 1.4.
As both platforms (Uplay and Steam) are working similar when it comes to downloading games and updating existing files, here’s a way to actually reduce your download size from 40 GB to like 5-7 GB as it will automatically detect the changes and only download the required remaining files.
ORIGINAL STORY: Ubisoft's UPlay client appears to host a serious security vulnerability that could allow malicious websites to take control of your PC, according to programmer Tavis Ormandy, posting on the Sec Lists. The vulnerability affects anyone with key Ubisoft games installed, including several Assassin's Creed releases (AC2 to Revelations), HAWX 2, Splinter Cell: Conviction and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.Ubisoft had no comment for Eurogamer when approached about the matter.We installed Assassin's Creed 2 on our games PC and tried out the proof of concept hack on IE10, Fire Fox, Opera and Chrome.Each Uplay enabled game has various actions that can be accomplished to earn Uplay points.You can then spend these points to unlock game-related rewards for any available game.