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Jim Dominic
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User posted base64 of malware

Post by Jim Dominic » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:16 am

So a user who has a case of ransomware on their machine decided to post the email that infected their system, along with the base64 encoding of the payload. I deleted the post on the grounds that posting the base64 violated rules against posting malware and/or viruses. Was I being overzealous or was I justified?

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Post by canonknipser » Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:01 am

I would say: Your Board, your rules, your delete button ;)

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Re: User posted base64 of malware

Post by AmigoJack » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:21 am

I would have moved the post, as nobody knows when looking up such a pattern would be useful again.

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Re: User posted base64 of malware

Post by pengriffix » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:36 pm

Your action is justified, you put the safety of your members at heart.

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