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An exploit has been discovered that could allow ad blocking filter list maintainers for the Adblock Plus, AdBlock, and uBlocker browser extensions to create filters that inject remote scripts into web sites.

With ad blockers having a a user base of over 10 million installs, if malicious scripts were injected it would have a huge impact as they could perform unwanted activity such as stealing cookies, login credentials, causing page redirects, or other unwanted behavior.
The $rewrite filter option

For those who are unfamiliar with how ad blockers work, they utilize lists of URLs related to advertisements and malicious behavior and are typically maintained by a small team of people or even a single person. When these lists are loaded by an ad blocking extension, like Adblock Plus, the extension will prevent the browser from connecting to the listed URLs and thus advertisements or malicious scripts are unable to load.

For example, below is the filter list for the popular ad blocking list called EasyList.

VoodooShield / Choosen Toggle on and off idea 💡
« on: January 24, 2019, 04:46:45 am »
Hello Dan,
I have an idea to alert toggle VS from on to off when using a third party uninstaller like Revo, Ccleaner, etc. Allowing the user to choose and given them other options than the MS uninstaller.
What do you think?

Anybody else like this idea?
Please reply if you do!

General Software / Privazer v3.0.56
« on: November 06, 2018, 03:29:43 am »
Privazer v3.0.56

v3.0.56 (02 November 2018)
 - Improved support of W10
 - Improved UTF8 support
 - Improved support of Russian language
 - Added support for EazyFix
 - Improved UI

Product Info: Privazer

Download: Privazer

Changelog: Privazer

Updates Talk / Topic: Voice Phishing Scams Are Getting More Clever
« on: October 02, 2018, 05:09:06 am »

This is an awesome read and might I add that the same thing happened to my mother and it was a spoofed call using a Microsoft store telephone number. I reported the number to Microsoft. Be very careful and never give out any information unless you call the bank or store, etc.

News & Announcements / Post editing pictures and SLL
« on: September 03, 2018, 04:32:09 am »
« on: November 04, 2017, 06:55:00 pm »

Since we changed to SLL we have had to edit some posts in the forum.
If you hotlink an image please use a secure image web site and copy and paste https.

Security Software / Emsisoft Emergency Kit
« on: September 01, 2018, 04:09:19 am »
Emsisoft Emergency Kit
Programs that can be used without installation to scan and clean infected computers

 boxarrow Release Imformation:
Version 2018.6.0.8742 — Released: 07/02/2018
For Windows 7/8.1/10, 32 & 64 bit, Server 2008 R2/2012/2012 R2/2016

Security Software / RoboForm for Windows
« on: September 01, 2018, 04:01:06 am »
Version 8.5.1 -- June 20, 2018
  • Fixed AutoSave for
  • Replaced email with in RoboForm messages.
  • Improved 'Contact Support' command, so user logs in to support system automatically.
  • Import: fixed import from 64-bit Firefox.
  • Localization: updated Italian, Japanese, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish.
  • Miscellaneous fixes in RoboForm User Interface.
Version News boxarrow
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Security Software / Malwarebytes for Mac (Previously Anti-Malware for Mac)
« on: September 01, 2018, 03:48:05 am »
Malwarebytes for Mac (Previously Anti-Malware for Mac)

3.4 / August 7, 2018


  •     Added the ability to schedule scans
  •     Improved the first installation experience
  •     Fixed minor issues



General Software / All Apple Updates
« on: April 03, 2018, 06:39:52 am »

Security & Technology News / City of Atlanta hit by ransomware attack
« on: March 23, 2018, 03:14:36 am »
The City of Atlanta has been targeted in a ransomware attack that has impacted a number of its systems.

“The City of Atlanta is currently experiencing outages on various internal and customer facing applications, including some applications that customers use to pay bills or access court-related information,” a spokesperson for the city explained, in a statement emailed to Fox News.

The outage, which included the encryption of some city data, did not affect the public safety department, water department or Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Chief Operating Officer Richard Cox said.

Security Software / uBlock Origin
« on: March 20, 2018, 04:09:46 am »

An efficient blocker add-on for various browsers. Fast, potent, and lean.

uBlock Origin is NOT an "ad blocker": it is a wide-spectrum blocker -- which happens to be able to function as a mere "ad blocker". The default behavior of uBlock Origin when newly installed is to block ads, trackers and malware sites -- through EasyList, EasyPrivacy, Peter Lowe’s ad/tracking/malware servers, various lists of malware sites, and uBlock Origin's own filter lists.

    Purpose & General Info
    Performance and Efficiency
        Quick tests
        Microsoft Edge
        Safari (macOS)
    Release History
    Privacy policy

Last updated
    a day ago (Mar 18, 2018)

This is the Firefox addon but all versions are listed below and on the very first link I posted.

A newly discovered exploit in most modern processors could make your computer or phone vulnerable to attacks. But chipmakers say they've got fixes ready to go.

Several researchers, including a member of Google's Project Zero team, found that a design technique used in chips from Intel, Arm and others could allow hackers to access data from the memory on your device. The problem impacts processors going back more than two decades and could let hackers access passwords, encryption keys or sensitive information open in applications.

The flaws, known by the names Spectre and Meltdown, aren't unique to one particular chipmaker or device. Instead, they impact everything from phones to PCs and servers.

"It's not really one vendor's problem," Steve Smith, head of Intel's data center engineering operations, said during a conference call Wednesday. "It's not an issue with our product. It's not an issue with someone else's product." It's a general design issue that impacts most modern chips, he said.

AMD, Intel's chief rival in supplying processors for computers and data centers, said the exploit has little impact on its processors. One possible exploit could be resolved with software and operating system updates with "negligible performance impact," AMD said, while the other two don't affect AMD chips because of differences in its architecture.

"The threat and the response to the three variants differ by microprocessor company, and AMD is not susceptible to all three variants," the company said in a statement. "Due to differences in AMD's architecture, we believe there is a near zero risk to AMD processors at this time."

Apple has already released there update to version iOS 11.2.2 and Mac OS which I installed January 8th.

COU Issues / Questions and Answers about the Forum Board
« on: December 21, 2017, 05:38:50 am »
Anyone having any issues with the forum board or have a question about how to do something please PM any Admin or you can post your questions here.

Calendar of Updates Team

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