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Submission + - SourceForge MITM Projects-> 2

lister king of smeg writes: What happened?

SourceForge, once a trustworthy source code hosting site, started to place misleading ads (like fake download buttons) a few years ago. They are also bundling third-party adware/malware directly with their Windows installer.

Some project managers decided to leave SourceForge – partly because of this, partly just because there are better options today. SF staff hijacked some of these abandoned accounts, partly to bundle the crapware with their installers. It has become just another sleazy garbage site with downloads of fake antivirus programs and such.

How can I help?

If you agree that SourceForge is in fact distributing malicious software under the guise of open source projects, report them to google. Ideally this will help remove them from search results, prevent others from suffering their malware and provide them with incentive to change their behavior.

As this story has been submitted several times in the past several days, by various submitter and is going around various other tech forums( https://news.ycombinator.com/i... , https://soylentnews.org/articl... , https://www.reddit.com/r/progr... ,) this submitter wonders has our shared "glorious Dice Corporate overloads" been shooting this story down?
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Submission + - SourceForge assumes ownership of GIMP For Win, wraps installer in adware->

An anonymous reader writes: It appears that SourceForge is assuming control of all projects that appear "abandoned." In a blog update on their site, they responded saying in part "There has recently been some report that the GIMP-Win project on SourceForge has been hijacked; this project was actually abandoned over 18 months ago, and SourceForge has stepped-in to keep this project current. "

SourceForge is now offering "to establish a program to enable users and developers to help us remove misleading and confusing ads."

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Comment Re:Who is this director? (Score 1) 222

I tried to watch 'Enemy'. I failed, it was excruciating boring and slow paced. Characters where flat and the surprise plot was not so much a surprise.

If it gets the crystal skull treatment, it will be entertaining (while insulting your iq) if it will be anything like Enemy it will be hard to stay awake long enough to criticize it.

Comment Re:Great! (Score 1) 79

I don't have a problem with fakes marketed as fake (or the pr term replica).

I do have a problem with crap made to look like a nice products marketed as nice products at almost nice product price point.

At least 95% of the time things I got at Ali was what was more or less described.
There where some notable exceptions however and Ali, for now at least, doesn't care. Escrow is a joke, the people handling the disputes are incompetent or interested probably both. The people handling the complaint on the dispute resolution have no intention whatsoever to do their job.

Comment Re:Great... (Score 1) 377

If the headline was much better quality, maybe, but it's not immediately clear to me that this is in any way better than just using higher quality/size JPEG.

I agree, half the size is for most people irrelevant. The article mentions the quality improvement you wanted but did not make it in the summery. Upto 14bits per channel could be a major plus when implemented natively in a DLSR.

Even then it first need to be widely supported before it is used by many, it needs to be used by many before it will be widely supported.

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