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Notepad++ Updates

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Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

Based on the powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment.

Here are the features of Notepad++ :

• Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding

• WYSIWYG

• User Defined Syntax Highlighting

• Auto-completion

• Multi-Document

• Multi-View

• Regular Expression Search/Replace supported

• Full Drag ‘N' Drop supported

• Dynamic position of Views

• File Status Auto-detection

• Zoom in and zoom out

• Multi-Language environment supported

• Bookmark

• Brace and Indent guideline Highlighting

• Macro recording and playback

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v 7.3.3 - Fix CIA Hacking Notepad++ Issue
08 Mar 2017 21:58:00

"Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed" has been published by
Wikileaks recentely, and Notepad++ is on the list.

Whats New
• The issue of a hijacked DLL concerns scilexer.dll (needed by Notepad++) on a compromised PC, which is replaced by a modified scilexer.dll built by the CIA. When Notepad++ is launched, the modified scilexer.dll is loaded instead of the original one.
It doesn't mean that CIA is interested in your coding skill or in your sex message content, but rather it prevents raising any red flags while the DLL does data collection in the background.
For remedying this issue, from this release (v7.3.3) forward, notepad++.exe checks the certificate validation in scilexer.dll before loading it. If the certificate is missing or invalid, then it just won't be loaded, and Notepad++ will fail to launch.

• Checking the certificate of a DLL makes it harder to hack. Note that once users’ PCs are compromised, the hackers can do anything on the PCs. This solution only prevents from Notepad++ loading a CIA homemade DLL. It doesn't prevent your original notepad++.exe from being replaced by modified notepad++.exe while the CIA is controlling your PC.
Just like knowing the lock is useless for people who are willing to go into my house, I still shut the door and lock it every morning when I leave home. We are in a f**king corrupted world, unfortunately.
Otherwise there are a lot of enhancements and bug-fixes which improve your Notepad++ experience. For all the detail change log, please check in the Download page.

K3jxxo3.gifMore Info l Wikileaks Notepad++ is on the list.
K3jxxo3.gifDownload: Notepad++

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