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Re: New malware threat on deviantART

jsmorley » July 26th, 2011, 9:35 pm

karmat wrote:dA has set their new 'Community Volunteer' project in motion - so one of us will definitely never ever be a moderator for the rm gallery... http://moonbeam13.deviantart.com/journal/Presenting-Community-Volunteers-244050446
Yep... Saw that a few days ago.
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Re: New malware threat on deviantART

Seahorse » July 27th, 2011, 6:38 am

Looked like an enormous pile of business speak to my eyes, what's the tl:dr version?
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Re: New malware threat on deviantART

FlyingHyrax » July 27th, 2011, 4:40 pm

karmat wrote:dA has set their new 'Community Volunteer' project in motion - so one of us will definitely never ever be a moderator for the rm gallery... http://moonbeam13.deviantart.com/journal/Presenting-Community-Volunteers-244050446
From what I understand of that article, it appears that they are heading in entirely the wrong direction as regards to the malware problem?
DeviantArt wrote:The task of moderating the galleries is not something that a volunteer should be doing -- it's something that we ALL should be doing by reporting inappropriate deviations to the attention of the CEA team, who are full time employees dedicated to working in this area.
That just sounds like they are removing everything but the "report" button for end users and piling the entire responsibility of actual moderation on their rather limited support staff.
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Re: New malware threat on deviantART

callmee » July 7th, 2012, 9:41 am

This does seem a serious issue. I will keep that in mind and we will implement a solution on screensuit. More update will be given. Thanks.
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Re: New malware threat on deviantART

OptometristPrime » June 12th, 2016, 11:38 am

There is a nice little portable program that may help some people avoid this problem a bit. It's for identifying what file type something has when it is unknown, but I believe it can be used in this case as well. Running a quick scan against it's database can reveal the true filetype & maybe help people avoid double clicking on a fake rainmeter skin file that is actually an exe.
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/identify-unknown-file-type-tridnet
I dont know if it's being developed anymore, but I've used it a couple times. I like that it's portable.