So, it seems like there's a way for hackers to take advantage of the URI handling capabilities to run malicious code. Just like how web browsers use http:// in front to direct you to a web page, Origin
uses origin:// to launch games.
Well, as Ars Technica reports
, someone can generate a link to have it run a DLL, or dynamic linking library. A DLL is compiled code that your PC can execute and for those that are evil enough, they can use it to run a code to take over your computer or steal information.
EA's looking into it, but I would advise clicking on anything suspicious or just log off Origin if you aren't playing a game.