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    Approving downloads?

    Hello, I am new here (well, returning) and noticed that downloads have to be approved by staff before people download it. how exactly do the staff test it? Do they just scan it with an antivirus and say it's clean when nothing comes back as infected? Or is it thoroughly scanned and looked into?

    the reason I ask this is because I know of all the types of infections and how they can be hidden from most (or any) antivirus/malware programs, and I wouldnt trust even a staffs approval unless i know it's been thoroughly looked through for malicious content

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    Staff, agree to the downloading and testing of files when they receive their staff status. What they do is they download the file and make sure its good, before that though I believe the original poster of the file must provide 2 virus scans.

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    We scan it with multiple antiviruses then check the file ourselves (reversing etc.) to ensure it is safe. Well most of us do.

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    We have many ways to check the files if their safe.

    Mainly what we do is:
    1: We have an "fake" computer running. (Sandboxie/VMware)
    2: There we can decompile the program and check for imports and what the code looks like.
    3: We check strings with a tool called: WinRar*, which allows us to read over the strings. (Links and such)
    4: Then we check the scans, if there's a high detection rate. We investigate the file closer, if not. We just do a "quick" check to see that everything looks okay.
    5: We start the program and blocks internet connection. And we can then see if there was anything else "special" that we missed.

    NOT: It's not done in the order listed
    Last edited by Jorndel; 07-26-2013 at 12:51 AM.

     
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    Srs guys don't share our methods, idiots will read this and find ways to get around it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genesis View Post
    Srs guys don't share our methods, idiots will read this and find ways to get around it.
    You do know it's common knowledge if you search?
    -How to analyze malicious software

    And there you go
    (Even better methods provided which takes longer and is way more secure but yeah )

     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorndel View Post


    You do know it's common knowledge if you search?
    -How to analyze malicious software

    And there you go
    (Even better methods provided which takes longer and is way more secure but yeah )
    Most script kids can't use google.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genesis View Post


    Most script kids can't use google.
    Most of them can...
    Where else would they get their C&P content?

     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorndel View Post


    Most of them can...
    Where else would they get their C&P content?
    MPGH, durr.

    (Well, at least the CA section)

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    im a add a backdoor trojran to the first string of every line and u be searching like u expect to find some nigger shit in my script code fluent 9 days of Java # coding broas
    In god we trust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikoteen View Post
    im a add a backdoor trojran to the first string of every line and u be searching like u expect to find some nigger shit in my script code fluent 9 days of Java # coding broas
    Nobody would approve ur crap shit anyway.

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    All staff members are given a briefing on how to reverse programs to check for potentially harmful code that an antivirus wouldn't pick up. I've written a few of the tutorials they are given access too and was doing the same thing for two years as part of the moderation team, so I can assure you that it is much more than a simple virus scanner.

    However, when I was staff there were occasionally issues with staff members not following the usual procedure, so if you have any concerns about the safety of a file you find on the site do not hesitate to report the post.
    Last edited by Disturbed; 07-26-2013 at 08:20 PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Genesis View Post


    Nobody would approve ur crap shit anyway.
    sorry about your football team mate
    In god we trust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikoteen View Post
    sorry about your football team mate
    Gonna reserve this post for when GC beat u tomorro

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    However you turn it, don't feel safe with a download.
    Don't download it, it's really THAT easy.

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