Are Password Managers Truly Safe?

Password managers have been all the rave lately. They’ve been advertised to help protect you from hackers and memory issues. You might’ve even heard of password managers through popular YouTuber’s sponsorships. It’s apparently a solution to store passwords with little effort on your end. Are they really safe though?

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Blocking Dangerous File Types with NGINX

You might have uploaded dangerous file types to your server just to store them, but maybe you don’t want to serve them to the public. Dangerous file types include executable(.exe) and dynamic link libraries (.dll). To block all files with that file type, just use the following code snippet.

location ~ \.(exe|dll)$ {
     return 404;
}

That will match all files on the server_name with that end with .exe or .dll. You can add more blocked filed types by adding “|” and then your file type after “dll” between the parenthesis.

Return text with NGINX

Maybe you’re want to display the simplest message to a viewer. You may opt to display plain text. NGINX provides a simple solution using the example code below. Simply choose the path and return your text.

location / {
    #So browsers won't download a file with the text
    add_header Content-Type text/plain;
    #Displays the actual text
    return 200 'Your text here';
}

Return accepts 2 arguments. First one is HTTP Code and the last one is the text you want to show.

Removing the Nanocore RAT

The Nanocore remote access trojan is a very common piece of malware. Just from running an executable file, you could have unknowingly installed software to let someone take full control of your computer. Data collection through key loggers, cookie grabbers, and plain watching your screen is made easily possible. Heres how you can remove it using an easy tool.

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What is Synapse Xen?

Synapse is well known in the Roblox exploiting community. It is a powerful Lua executor. Now another name is going viral, Synapse Xen. Exploits are boasting that they support it and it is used heavily as YouTube clickbait. Well done to the creator, 3dsboy08, for making two successful projects. So, what is Synapse Xen and why would you want it?

Synapse Xen isn’t an upgraded version of Synapse, it’s actually a different product. It is a Lua obfuscator. In simple terms, it converts Lua scripts to spammy and unreadable nonsense. For example, it would convert something as simple “print(‘Hello world!’)” to the code in the following image.

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Roblox’s Filtering Enabled Explained

While exploiting a Roblox game, have you ever tried deleting a wall, but your friends can’t see it disappeared? Have you ever tried killing a player just to see that they don’t actually die? This is due to a feature called, “Filtering enabled.”

Filtering enabled is an anti-exploit feature. If filtering is enabled, changes made to your device doesn’t translate to changes on the server, thus doen’t show on another user’s computer. This isn’t all too terrible though, it is still possible to cheat with immense power. Some cheats are actually still visible to others even with filtering enabled.

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Top Software to Protect Yourself from Malcious Downloads

Have you ever seen someone on Discord send you a file that seems interesting? Maybe you’ve seen a cool game cheat on YouTube that looks interesting. Often times, you’ll need to download the file in order to use it. Even if it’s just a “plain” .txt file. Be careful! They could be legit software disguised as malware, aka trojans. There are a number of ways to protect yourself from potentially malicious downloads.

Anti-viruses can be helpful, but they often falsely flag software that is created by the common community member. You could download software to secure your computer, use other software to identify malware or look for red flags. A huge bonus is the listed software is free.

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Trojans Supposedly Detected

Even though a piece of software is 100% safe and does nothing, it may be flagged as a trojan by anti-malware programs. This is especially the case with cheat based programs. Such flags are called false positives and occur for many reasons.

*Some developers obfuscate their code to make it time consuming to reverse engineer the program. Typically, the idea is that when slowing something down enough, the attacker may get annoyed and not bother finishing the task of reverse engineering. The problem with this is it also makes it difficult for anti-malware programs to analyze the code. On that note, the anti-malware program may just default to marking it as malicious.

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