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  1. For the record, I am not actually encountering any Forkbombs right now. I'm just trying to brainstorm potential new features for a security suite that would actually be useful, as well as possible ways those features could be implemented. I'm also hoping that the Forkbomb Detection, Prevention and Remediation concept will end up becoming the start of something far greater.
  2. QWERTY wasn't actually designed to slow people down, it was just designed to be mechanically reliable but still relatively ergonomic. Originally there were typewriters that were not as susceptible to jamming as older models, but the way the keys were arranged was still really bad. We're talking alphabetical order. (Speaking of which, does anybody happen to have a spare DVORAK keyboard I can borrow? I've always wanted to try one.) And the numerical keypad thing just hurts my brain too. Ugh... In barely-related news... I want to try that specific dyslexia-friendly font I referred to (the un
  3. So... what exactly are some of these vulnerabilities and inefficiencies, anyway?
  4. It's worth noting that when I brought this topic up in the ReactOS community (they are creating a Windows replacement from scratch!), I actually got scoffed at. In fact, some people were even a little toxic about it. Eugh There are a few more thoughts I've always had regarding GUI stuff... A decent GUI should be color-blindness friendly, but still look nice if you're not colorblind. And no, I don't mean removal of color entirely. There are actually typefaces out there that are specifically designed to be Dyslexia-friendly. That's pretty nice, actually! Animated GUIs are aw
  5. Studies show that primarily flat-colored user interfaces actually make you slower and less productive, though I don't remember the specific studies off the top of my head, so I can't cite them right away. But I think I have to agree. Flat colors actually distract me quite a bit, and make it harder for me to focus what I'm supposed to be working on. So while I do appreciate the option of using an alternate theme, the available ones could all use some work. I actually prefer the aesthetic of lighter themes over darker themes, but they are often so much harder on my eyes. The new default th
  6. A video-rant by Ross Scott, about graphical user interfaces. Whether you are; casual computer user a professional who relies on their system for their daily life and is constantly having to tweak it or a software designer who is actually building a program for people everywhere to use... You may learn something very useful here! Also, props to Ross for using Malwarebytes~ 🦊 P.S.: I apologize in advance if I already posted this video on this forum.
  7. My idea for this is simple... An activity center, completely self-contained, so that new computer users can intuitively learn about malware and the field of cybersecurity in an interactive fashion. This would be especially helpful for sending to relatives who aren't technologically inclined, or to young users who are still getting familiar with computers in general. Obviously, this would need to be a free program, completely separate from any actual security products. But by teaching users about all of the different threats out there through a single convenient thingamajigger, as wel
  8. It honestly doesn't seem like it should actually take much extra work to compile it for that platform. As far as I understand... It's the same source code, just a different compiler target. Unless Malwarebytes has important dependencies that aren't currently available for ARM64. That would actually explain a lot, if that were the case.
  9. I recently watched a video about Forkbombs, and it made me think; would there be any viable way to create a program that could automatically detect new and unknown forkbombs, catching them in the act, and shutting them down? Of course, forkbombs are far from the only threat that made me wonder about possible solutions. For instance, do any existing file scanners actually check Alternate File Streams, Named Pipes, or the like? What about using the Windows "Native API" to detect filenames and registry keys that are cleverly hidden from the rest of the operating system? Stuff like that. But
  10. Not actually true. What this bug does is merely set the dirty bit, which tells the operating system that the drive is corrupt, prompting it to run a disk check. However, the filesystem is not actually corrupt in this case. If the filesystem ever were corrupt, though, the dirty bit would automatically be set. Basically, this is the same as an anti-virus getting a false-positive and quarantining a harmless file. Except in this case, replace anti-virus with CHKDSK and "quarantining a harmless file" with "repairing an undamaged drive".
  11. Maybe those security holes wouldn't still be there if we had migrated over sooner <.<
  12. The NASA news is sad. The Intel news is frustrating. The death of third-party cookies and widespread adoption of Encrypted DNS can only be a good thing, however. Speaking of widespread adoption of things... if I ever hold a government office, I'm gonna campaign for a full migration from IPv4 to IPv6 to qualify for a tax-incentive.
  13. The only times I ever use Emoji are when I insert them manually via my mobile keyboard. Unfortunately as I write this post on PC, I'm unable to type my favorite particular emoji at this moment, and I can't edit it in later for obvious reasons. So, no fox-faces.
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