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  1. Hello, all! So, you may have noticed a new piece of art in my forum signature: This was actually drawn by my friend @ToxicBlitzX3. If anyone here also has art to share, be it their own creation, a commission, or a gift, want to share it? As is the rule on the forum, please keep it clean!
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    Ever wanted to play with a Quantum Computer?

    Wow. I guess I'm losing my touch...
  3. Turns out D-Wave systems actually developed an API so that you can utilize their quantum computing resources through a remote connection. https://docs.dwavesys.com/docs/latest/doc_rest_api.html Before anyone asks... Yes, D-Wave is the real deal, I've been following them for years. They've even got a contract with Lockheed Martin, IIRC. So, does anyone here have ideas on what they'd use a quantum computer for~?
  4. There's another issue, however, with taking offensive measures to deal with the threat. Besides the risk of possible collateral damage, there could also be severe legal repercussions... Anyways, here are some of the articles I was looking at: https://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/malicious-malware-attacking-attackers-part-1 https://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/malicious-malware-attacking-attackers-part-2 https://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/offensive-security
  5. Oh crap! 😱 Maybe more offensive security measures have to be taken if infrastructure is actively being targeted, actively striking back at intruders... But there aren't any obviously practical solutions that I can readily think of. On the Symantec website, there are a couple old articles titled along the lines of "Malicious Malware: Attacking the Attackers, but it is from 2006 and I don't know if those ideas are even viable anymore now that we have to worry about things like Ransomware, Botnets, and victim computers being hijacked as proxies. I posted a thread about D-Wave Systems very recently, so perhaps it might also be time for security providers to get on the horn with them about possibly using their resources to tackle infrastructure-wide cyberdefense.
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    Ever wanted to play with a Quantum Computer?

    Actually, they have q whole bunch of neat documentation stuff now, and even an SDK sort of thing. https://docs.dwavesys.com/docs/latest/index.html
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    Is it worth to get a VPN in 2019?

    Well with payment information at the very least, there's a new thing called privacy.com. It's basically a financial proxy so that you can use throwaway payment credentials on online websites.
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    OpenACC; GPU Compute for Malwarebytes?

    Heya, MBAM Team, it's Amaroq again! Yes, that vulpine who says things. And I'm back again with yet another rapid-fire idea coming at you fast, if you catch my meaning~ 🦊 https://developer.nvidia.com/openacc Nvidia has a thing called OpenACC which you can put into existing C++ code, and through the use of a special compiler, you can instantly get a program that has the option of running on a GPU to leverage its parallel processing capabilities, which might drastically increase performance, especially for longer scans, as many things could now be scanned in parallel, among other things, like running more complicated heuristics at breakneck speed. Would this be a viable thing to testrun? As always, let me know your opinions. This is probably my second-to-last suggestion for the day, because I'm getting pretty burned out.
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    OpenACC; GPU Compute for Malwarebytes?

    Well... I recently found out that OpenACC also runs on the integrated graphics on Intel CPUs and AMD APUs, and is compatible with conventional C language. Rad! Unfortunately, I am still not sure if MS Visual Studio can be made into an OpenACC compatible compiler or not (I mean, maybe it can through plug-ins?), or if OpenACC can run on ARM64. Additionally, it also seems like the demand for Malwarebytes on OpenACC is still extremely low, and this there is a negligible probability that it will happen any time soon...
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    Computer Science: Ravioli Memory

    So, here's a series of blog posts that I feel like would be worth a read~ https://www.reenigne.org/blog/rethinking-memory/ l The short version: Basically, this is intended to give bare metal languages like C++ and Assembly the benefits of a Garbage Collected language, sans most of the associated downsides. Everything is explained in depth, and there's also a link on the blog to the source code. @exile360 I bet you'd be intrigued by this!
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    Adding websites or domains to be INCLUDED into the block list

    Attempting to edit the HOSTS file on Windows 10 will actually screw up Microsoft services (such as Windows Update) royally... Or even screw up your ability to connect to the internet. I learned this the hard way with the hpHosts files.
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    Logitech Options software vulnerability

    Just going to plop this in here: ...yup. Malwarebytes should definitely start blocking unauthorized sockets.
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    Protection for Whatsapp, Telegram and iMessage chat

    Unfortunately due to the sandboxed nature of iOS apps, I don't know if Telegram and WhatsApp protections would be possible. They'd have to get in touch with the app developers directly, and I am not sure how Telegram's staff to a request from Malwarebytes. I mean, it's worth a try, but it would be potentially a very risky proposition from Telegram's perspective due to their almost religious focus on user privacy (which I'm very thankful for at times). Now, Telegram is open source, but I'm also not sure if Malwarebytes would want to make their own version of the Telegram client. Even with open source software, it takes a lot of time and effort to develop a client.
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    ANSWERED False positive on cash.me

    So, I was trying to send some money to my friend, but both Malwareybtes itself and the Malwarebytes chrome extension separately blocked the website https://cash.me when I tried to use it.
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    Legitimate MWB Download URL?

    Yeah, I think you might be right. I looked up Zingtree, and it seems to be some kind of plug-in for support tools based on decision trees, or something like that.
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    Legitimate MWB Download URL?

    Give us one of these Zingtree URLs, with the wrapped in the following tag: [code]<some URL> [/code]
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    Portable MBAM

    This should probably go in the Comments and Suggestions section. This actually already exists as part of the Malwarebytes Toolset, aka Malwarebytes Techbench. However, it's not available for normal consumers, you need to be the owner of (or work for) a computer repair shop and sign up for the Techbench program.
  18. Avast and Malwarebytes have no conflicts with eachother regardless of which versions you are using, unless they detect eachother through flawed definitions, but that hasn't happened in a long time.
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    Transactional NTFS

    So, Transactional NTFS seems like an extremely helpful feature, as it can prevent damage to the filesystem and files on it in the event something goes wrong, such as multiple programs trying to edit the same file, unexpected power loss, etc. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/fileio/transactional-ntfs-portal But in classic Microsoft fashion, they're considering deprecating the Transactional NTFS API because nobody is using it. Which is stupid, because if they decide to deprecate it, then nobody is going to want to use it... And yet the need for the features in Transactional NTFS is actually quite prevalent in a number of real-world scenarios, and I feel like the only way to get Microsoft to not deprecate it is for people to actually start using it. If more people were to actually try to use Transactional NTFS, then others might want to follow the example, and more, and more. I do not wish to see Transactional Filesystems go the way of WinFS (I still mourn for you, Windows Future Storage), and I will be deeply saddened if it does. Not only could Microsoft's own products probably try to make better use of TxF, but I feel like maybe Anti-Malware solutions could make better use of it too. For example, if Malwarebytes were to implement Transactional NTFS support, it could probably be helpful for remediation purposes, not to mention they could mention in a blogpost (or even in advertisements) that MB3 would officially support Transactional Filesystems, and other Anti-Malware vendors might even take notice. Does anyone here want to help spread the word regarding Transactional NTFS, try to work support for it into your programs, and/or discuss ways existing software could be updated to utilize it (for example, in what ways might AV software make use of it)? And because it's directly related, what are your thoughts about WinFS? Would an open-source, cross-platform spiritual successor be viable, and how would you try to make use of it? As WinFS isn't actually a filesystem, but instead an operating system component that operates on metadata, I think it could potentially be supported on (and perhaps be greatly to beneficial to) a wide range of systems. Further Reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WinFS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transactional_NTFS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transaction-Safe_FAT_File_System Seriously, give me your thoughts! (By the way, Wikipedia lies about WinFS being reincarnated as part of ReFS, which doesn't even support TxF.)
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    Java, Adobe and Skype Sandboxing?

    I know that programs like Sandboxie already exist, and recently Microsoft announced the Windows Sandbox, but... Is there any chance that Malwarebytes' Anti-Exploit measures be expanded to include pre-configured Sandbox environments for apps like Java, Adobe Flash/Acrobat, Skype, and the like, which could automatically initiate when those programs are launched? Those applications all seem fairly vulnerable, but are widely used, and for the most part should still run fine in a Sandbox environment. And when you look at the recently developed Windows Sandbox, it quickly becomes evident that it's actually very possible to run Sandboxes efficiently... especially if they're specifically configured for specific applications. So, does a Malwarebytes Sandbox seem like it would be a good idea and/or worthwhile investment, or is it far enough outside the purview of Malwarebytes to remain a task delegated to external software such as Sandboxie?
  21. Does anyone here have ideas for April Fools stuff that's Anti-Malware related? I have a few myself. A disclaimer: All of these are for entertainment purposes only, and are not meant to be taken seriously. I honestly do not believe that any of these concepts could actually become real products. Malwarebytes Anti-Qwerty: "Prevent touch-typists from memorizing your passwords by watching your keystrokes! MBAQ randomizes your keyboard layout on every reboot!" Malwarebytes for Windows ME: "Bringing the legendary protection suite to the most efficient, but least secure, Windows operating system ever made! Without being bogged down by the .NET framework, and written entirely in 32-bit x86 Assembly, Malwarebytes for Windows ME is sure to run on even the lowest-end hardware. What do you mean 'nobody has used Windows ME for nearly two decades'? That's preposterous!" Malwarebytes Anti-Screenwatcher: "Prevent nosy, annoying coworkers from seeing sensitive information when they look over your shoulder... by replacing all of your system fonts with something unreadable to the average user! Can anyone here read 'Klingon' or 'Aurebesh'? I sure can't." Malwarebytes Anti-BrainWashing: "The most powerful, and by far the most vulnerable, computer in the world is your own mind. Protect yourself from attacks which aim to directly sabotage the inner workings of your own mind, and use your intelligence and creativity against you!" (Note: MABW has no guarantee to actually protect you from brainwashing. Use at your own risk.) If anyone else has ideas for April Fools stuff, definitely share them.
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    April Fools' Anti-Malware Product Ideas

    MBOS: Malwarebytes Operating System MBFE: Malwarebytes File Explorer MBIB: Malwarebytes Internet Browser MBRE: Malwarebytes Registry Editor
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    Transactional NTFS

    Can you think of any ways you'd make use of TxF, if you were a software developer?
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    Logitech Options software vulnerability

    Looks like another type of vulnerability that Malwarebytes will have to look out for in the future.
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    Windows Sandbox

    Noted. I had just figured that since we had licenses, there wasn't anything wrong with using them as long as we didn't let anyone else use them. I'll probably bring that up with him when I get the chance. I appreciate the advice!

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