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VoodooShield / Re: VoodooShield v4 STABLE Thread
« Last post by oldschool on Today at 05:21:12 pm »
Excellent news! Thanks for checking in.   8)
VoodooShield / Re: VoodooShield v4 STABLE Thread
« Last post by VoodooShield on Today at 01:14:34 pm »
Hey everyone!  So this is where we are with VS.  I have been quietly working on VS 5.0 in the background for a month or two.  You know the old saying about code: make it run, make it run right, make it run fast?  Well, here is kind of the rundown of the different versions of VS.

Make it run: Versions 1 & 2
Make it run right: Versions 3 & 4
Make it run fast: Version 5

It has been a very long road, but VS is in a pretty good position now and we need to keep it as light as possible, and not make unnecessary changes or add unnecessary features.  Having said that… there is a new machine learning platform that has come a very long way the last few months that I have been playing with, and it looks like I am going to be able to integrate it into VS, and that it will run locally and super, super fast.  So the slight pause that users experience sometimes when VS blocks a new item should be fixed.  It is not a huge deal because most of the time VoodooAi has already analyzed the file, and it simply looks it up in the database… but every little bit of speed helps.  For new, unknown files, it will make a huge difference.  Anyway, I wanted to wait to mention this feature before I thought we had a good chance of it working out properly… but it looks like it is going to work out great.  There is only one caveat… the new ML/Ai feature will only run on 64 bit systems.  For 32 bit systems, it will essentially work the same way it does now, but might be slightly faster because the analysis will occur on our own servers.

There are other things I am going to do to speed up VS, but the local ML/Ai feature is the most important one.  As you guys know, VS already runs quite fast… but I want it to be lightning fast at all times.

If anyone has any ideas for new features, please either post them publicly or send me an email and we can see if everyone agrees that we should add them.

BTW, I have been away lately for several reasons.  Some were personal reasons, and some had to do with VS.  To make a very, very long story short… since the beginning, I have always wanted to try to make VS “Free” to everyone (this does not necessarily mean open-source, but then again it might… it depends on the scenario).  That is, I have believed for a very long time that every web connected device should automatically toggle to a higher security posture when the user is engaging in risky activities.  For the exact same reason that Times Square in New York requires a more aggressive security posture on New Year’s Eve, every web connected device should toggle to a more aggressive security posture when the user is engaging in risky activities.  A fulltime lockdown is too aggressive and not locking the computer when it is at risk is reckless.

Anyway, we have a few different opportunities where will might be able to make VS “Free” to everyone.  I have already checked with the investors, and they are okay with not “billionizing”, and instead of trying to make every last dollar possible, actually focus on doing something good, simply because it is the right thing to do.

One thing is for sure, there has never been a security product that is divisive as VS.  That was never my intention.  All I wanted to do was to “lock the computer when it was at risk.”  As most of you guys know, I have been continually stalked, threatened and harassed for several years now, and it does not look like they are going to stop anytime soon.  It’s cool with me that they keep it up… people become intrigued with VS and want to try it… and when they do, most of them fall in love with it.  So in the end, if I am able to make it “Free” to the world, it will be my pleasure.

I will know in the next week or two if the new ML/Ai local feature is going to work out or not, and I will let you guys know.  Once I start training the machines, I will be able to respond to everyone, and we can discuss any new features or tweaks that you guys come up with.

Thank you guys!
By Ionut Arghire on January 22, 2019

Nearly 100,000 malware distribution websites have been identified and taken down over the course of 10 months as part of an project called URLhaus.

Launched at the end of March 2018 with the purpose of collecting and sharing URLs used for malware distribution, the project has already proven a great success and enjoyed help from the community, says.

During the past 10 months, 265 security researchers around the world have identified and submitted in average 300 malware sites each day. On average, URLhaus counts between 4,000 and 5,000 active malware distribution sites daily.

“2/3 of the top malware hosting networks are hosted either in the US or China,” reveals.

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General Software / Re: foobar2000
« Last post by hayc59 on January 22, 2019, 09:36:46 pm »
foobar2000 v1.4.2Released
January 21, 2019

Whats New:
• Added new iTunes ID3 classical fields.
• Improved playlist behaviors when deleting the now playing file.
• ReplayGain apply-gain-and-prevent-clipping no longer presumes 1.0 peak when peak is unknown.
• Fixed occasional errors when saving configuration.
• Converter: Improved behavior when output file names repeat.
• Fixed HTTP client bugs (internet radio, network shares).
• Made MP4 files with missing duration info playable.
• Windows 10 Universal Volume Control integration disabled by default due to bugs. This should address “multimedia keys don't work” issues.
• Fixed a bug that would cause spurious rewrites of certain configuration files.
• Made default MP4 handler gracefully fail to decode files with no supported audio tracks - so another decoder lower on the list can handle them.
• Worked around an “Open…” dialog lockup with lots and lots of supported file formats provided by third party components.

Download foobar2000
VoodooShield / Re: VoodooShield v4 STABLE Thread
« Last post by Mr.GumP on January 22, 2019, 03:27:57 am »
c:\windows\system32\taskkill.exe /f /im nvdisplay.container.exe

blocked on 4.71
By Lawrence Abrams

The STOP ransomware has seen very heavy distribution over the last month using adware installers disguised as cracks. This campaign continues with a new variant released over the past few days that appends the .rumba extension to the names of encrypted files.

Using adware bundles and software cracks as a new distribution method, STOP has become one of the most prolific ransomware infections we have seen in quite a while. First starting with the .djvu extension, then switching to the .tro extension, this latest .rumba variant continue to be heavily distributed as can be seen by the chart from ID Ransomware below.

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Security Software / Re: SpywareBlaster Updates
« Last post by hayc59 on January 21, 2019, 07:48:46 pm »
New: 01.21.2019
Items: 17975
Last: 12.21.2018
Last: 17961
Changes: 14 Entries
14 Internet Explorer
0 Restricted Sites
0 Mozilla/Firefox
0 Chrome
0 Pale Moon

After updating remember to enable all protection!

Download: Online Updater
BY: Zeljka Zorz, Managing EditorJanuary 18, 2019

oo many Facebook users aren’t aware that the company uses the information provided by them and their actions on the platform and outside of it to create a list of their traits and interests, which is then used by to target them with relevant ads.

According to the results of a new Pew Research Center surveys, which polled a representative sample of US-based, adult Facebook users:

    88% discovered that the site had generated some material for them.
    74% say they did not know about the platform’s list of their interests (ad preferences page) before being directed to it for the purposes of the survey.
    60% of Facebook users have 10 or more categories listed on their ad preferences page.
    59% say these categories reflect their real-life interests, 27% say they are not very or not at all accurate in describing them.
    51% say they are not comfortable that the company created such a list.

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By Sergiu Gatlan

According to court documents part of a 2012 class-action lawsuit made public by a federal judge at the request of The Center for Investigative Reporting's Reveal, social network giant Facebook has made a habit of charging kids without their parents' knowledge while playing games on its platform.

This happened because, unlike other platforms such as Apple's iOS, Facebook will not require its users to re-authenticate every time they want to purchase in-game goods such as virtual currency.

Although right now only four documents have been partially made available for analysis to Reveal by the court, Facebook has been ordered to also release to the public roughly one hundred more pages of information pertaining to the class action.

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By Ionut Ilascu

WiFi chip firmware in a variety of devices used mainly for gaming, personal computing, and communication comes with multiple issues. At least some of them could be exploited to run arbitrary code remotely without requiring user interaction.

The security flaws were discovered in ThreadX, a real-time operating system (RTOS) developed by Express Logic. The vendor claims on their website that ThreadX has over 6.2 billion deployments, being one of the most popular software powering Wi-Fi chips.

The firmware is also powering the Avastar 88W8897 SoC (Wi-Fi + Bluetooth + NFC) from Marvell, present in Sony PlayStation 4 (and its Pro variant), Microsoft Surface (+Pro) tablet and laptop, Xbox One, Samsung Chromebook and smartphones (Galaxy J1), and Valve SteamLink.

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