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Hack Forums News // Edition 496

Posted 03-19-2021, 11:51 AM


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  • Font-Family Fugged - Omniscient
    Omniscient has changed the font used on Hack Forums to Verdana. In the past, Verdana was used, however, a developer changed that around three years ago. It has now been restored to the font that used to be used that many members report is easier on the eyes.
  • Ub3r Email Alias Update - Xerotic
    If you are an Ub3r member, you can create a hackforums.net email that forwards to an email of your choice. Some users faced issues with this system and they have now been fixed by Xerotic and Omniscient.
  • MyCode URLs Fixed - Omniscient
    You might have encountered some issues with URLs in posts for a short period of time. Due to an update, links that used the URL MyCode tag were broken. The issue has now been resolved and everything should be back to normal.

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  • Exchange email hack: Hundreds of UK firms compromised (0day) - casualty
    More than 500 email servers could have been compromised, according to Eset. The UK NCSC has issued warnings about potential hacks and Norwegian authorities are scanning for vulnerable companies and warning them.
  • A Brief Introduction To Artificial Intelligence - FogFox
    Have you wanted to learn more about artificial intelligence? Curious about what machine learning actually is? Check out FogFox's guide. It covers the basics of AI, ML, and neural networks, all of which are complex topics explained in an easy-to-understand way.
  • Beginners Guide to Burp Suite. - Wolf.
    A program in every web application penetration tester's arsenal is Burp Suite. The handy piece of software helps with web app pen testing and scanning. Want to learn the basics? Head on over to Wolf's guide to find out how to get started with Burp Suite.

Entertaining Threads

  • How many people in this forum can solve the rubik's cube? - Psjsus4
    Have you ever completed a Rubik's cube before? For some, they might have grown up competing against their friends to get the quickest solve time. For others, well, they may still be trying to figure out how to solve two sides together. Head on over to Psjsus4's thread and fill out the poll. How does HF perform with Rubik's cubes?
  • Getting Wisdom Tooth Extracted - HEISENPUG
    HEISENPUG was getting one of their wisdom teeth extracted. In order to prepare, they took to HF to ask if anyone else has had their wisdom teeth taken out. Several users had entertaining stories, although HEISENPUG's experience was not as bad as they expected.

Contests & Giveaways


Bitcoin Searched More Than Covid-19 as it Reaches $60,000
On March 13, Bitcoin broke through the $60,000 barrier as it set a new all-time high at the milestone price. This follows on from the explosive growth to $50,000 in February. As the cryptocurrency is going more mainstream each week, it was revealed that Bitcoin is searched twice as much as Covid-19. That may come as a shock to many people but, with all the recent news, it is not actually that surprising. While Alex Jones, the notorious conspiracy theorist, reportedly lost a laptop with over $500 million worth of BTC on it, the French government is moving to auction off $34.5 million worth of Bitcoin that was seized in 2019. Many people pointed out the hypocrisy in this. The French government had previously claimed that Bitcoin is only used for criminal activity, yet they intend to sell it themselves. Meitu Inc, on the other hand, purchased 379 BTC for roughly $18 million while MicroStategy purchased another $15 million worth of Bitcoin. >>Source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


Atari's Crypto Casino
Atari is known for playing a role in popularizing video games between 1970 and 2000. The brand was, at one point, a household name. Today, they are still rather popular, but not many children have an Atari machine on their Christmas list. Atari has revealed that, in partnership with Decentral Games, they are launching an online casino. You might assume that it would be similar to other gambling websites. Well, that is not the case. The casino will be inside Decentrland, a virtual world built on the Ethereum blockchain. For adults, the casino will be somewhat of a throwback, taking them back to some of their favorite childhood games. Players will be able use the official currency of Decentraland (MANA), DAI, and the casino's own token (ATRI). While playing, users can earn some of Decentral Games' own token. >>Source


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Six Months of Summer
As more and more data is gathered researchers are finding that climate change has far more effects than many have noticed. Armed with new evidence it is clear to see the changes that have occurred to the planet’s seasons. “The new study found that, on average, summer grew from 78 to 95 days between 1952 to 2011, while winter shrank from 76 to 73 days. Spring and autumn also contracted from 124 to 115 days, and 87 to 82 days, respectively”. Animal migration and plant flowering times have also been altered. Researchers hope they’ll be able to make accurate predictions for the future using this data. >>Source

Robots on the Loose
A new study suggests that patients may be open to receiving health care from robots. Researchers are excited about this prospect as it could help reduce unnecessary contact being patients and health care professionals. “The numbers from the study suggest that it could be worthwhile to try to develop robots that can perform procedures that currently require a lot of human efforts, such as turning a patient over in bed, the researchers say”. Participants in the study also reported that the experience was no different than a traditional visit. Wait times are also expected to be decreased as more and more hospitals begin to use this technology. >>Source

Holograms Gone Wild
By this time we are no longer strangers to virtual reality, however, new breakthroughs could have major impacts on the industry. Currently, the technology we use to create virtual reality is known to have negative effects such as nausea and eye strain.“The team says the new system could help immerse VR viewers in more realistic scenery while eliminating eye strain and other side effects of long-term VR use.” Computer-generated holograms could reduce the strain, but weren’t feasible until recently when researchers realized artificial intelligence can be used to generate the holograms. This breakthrough also has the possibility of being used for a variety of purposes as well. >>Source


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Edens Zero Anime's Video Reveals More Cast, T.M.Revolution Song, Netflix 2021 Streaming
A new promotional video of the anime based on the manga Edens Zero by Hiro Mashima was released on Friday by the official website of the anime. The video revealed new cast members for the anime, the new theme song of the anime and also previewed the new opening theme song  "Eden through the rough" by Takanori Nishikawa (T.M. Revolution). Netflix revealed the English-subtitled version of the video which is a hint that they will be streaming the anime sometime this year. >>Source

HIDIVE Adds Sushi Police Anime to Catalog
Sushi Police anime series was premiered in Japan on January 2016 and was streamed on the Tokyo MX station. Finally the rest of the world is getting the anime series as well! On Thursday HIDIVE announce that it will begin streaming all 13 episodes of the series (Sushi Police 3D CG) on March 18. The anime story is about a group of 3 men. The leader Honda, the data analyst Suzuki and the android inspector Kawasaki. Together they investigate restaurants in Tokyo 2020. >>Source

Crunchyroll Adds Saiyuki Reload Gunlock Anime to Catalog
Saiyuki Reload Gunlock anime will finally be streamed over the United States and Canada. This was announce  by Crunchyroll on Wednesday. Saiyuki Reload Gunlock anime is the third anime series that is based on Kazuya Minekura's Saiyuki and Saiyuki Reload manga series. >>Source

2021 Crayon Shin-chan Film Reveals More Cast, Poster
New poster visual and more cast members  for the the 29th film in the Crayon Shin-chan franchise, Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Nazo Meki! Hana no Tenkasu Gakuen (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie - Shrouded in Mystery! The Flowers of Tenkazu Academy) were revealed on Tuesday by the official website of the anime.
The new cast members include:

  • Ryou Hirohashi as Chishio Azuki, the student council president who forms the Kasukabe detective club
  • Ayumu Murase as Sasuga Mamesawa, the top elite student of Tenkasu Academy
  • Tarô Yamaguchi as the headmaster of Tenkasu Academy
  • Ayaka Saito as Nororo, the president of the biology club
  • Tetsu Inada as the delinquent ringleader who divides the academy
  • Yoshiko Kamei as Shinnosuke's homeroom teacher in Tenkasu Academy
  • Rei Sakuma as Otsumun, Tenkasu Academy's AI assistant

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Horoscopes / Mar 15, 2021 - Mar 21, 2021

  • Aries ♈
    "While your season starts this week, don’t lose your head and give in to your impulses completely. Mercury enters Pisces on Monday, moving the planet of communication to your sector of privacy. While you love talking to everyone and discussing your big plans, remember to use some discretion. Someone may be rooting for your downfall, so stay smart and stick with your intuition, not your impulses.

    The sun enters your sign on Saturday, officially starting your season. This is an important time for you as you step into your power. For the next four weeks, be prepared for new opportunities and fresh starts. Take the crown and boldly go forth.

    Sunday brings love and beauty into your life when Venus enters your sign. This is a great time to change up your style by doing something daring with your look. This also ushers in a month of new romance or a rekindling of your current relationship."
    >>Source

  • Taurus ♉
    "If you want to be social, make plans for the start of the week when Mercury enters Pisces on Monday. The planet of communication moves into your friendship zone, making it easier to make arrangements, meet new people, and be a good host. However, get all your socializing in early because you’ll need the weekend to recharge.

    The sun enters Aries on Saturday, marking the spring equinox. The sun moves into your sector of privacy, making you a bit of a recluse. You may feel short-tempered during this time as everything seems to get on your last nerve. Take a step back and look inward. What is the cause of all this anger?

    Finally, the week ends with Venus entering Aries on Sunday, moving you further into solitude. Don’t jump into a romance during the next four weeks. It could be your undoing. Focus on yourself instead."
    >>Source

  • Gemini ♊
    "As Mercury enters Pisces on Monday, it’s a good time to look at your current goals for your career. While it’s great to dream big, make sure that the goals you set for yourself are obtainable. Be gentle with yourself and create smaller goals instead of holding on to unrealistic expectations. Take baby steps, Gemini.

    However, you’ll get lucky this weekend when the sun enters Aries on Saturday. With your smaller goals in mind, go after your dreams with boldness over the next four weeks. You might even receive a windfall for your efforts.

    Venus enters Aries on Sunday, landing in your friendship sector and bringing new opportunities for romantic and platonic love. Whether you’re falling in love with friends or meeting people while volunteering, you’ll be lucky in love. The next four weeks could lead to a passionate romance and sudden gains in your finances, but watch out for reckless behavior!"
    >>Source

  • Cancer ♋
    "The week begins with getting lost in your daydreams when Mercury enters Pisces on Monday. Your imagination may become stronger with Mercury in your sector of philosophy, encouraging you to learn, read, and fantasize about going to far-off places. Just don’t get so obsessed with your dream world that you forget to live, Cancer.

    The real world comes calling on the weekend when the sun enters Aries on Saturday. The sun moves into your career zone, encouraging you to focus on your goals and ambitions. What do you want? You’ll do what it takes to get ahead, which may ruffle a few feathers. Be ambitious without being cutthroat.

    Be especially vigilant about your ambitions getting in the way of romance. Venus enters Aries on Sunday, bringing fire and some drama to your relationships. Stay calm or you could damage your reputation."
    >>Source

  • Leo ♌
    "Mercury enters Pisces on Monday, which might be a good time to look at some of your relationships now that the planet of communication is in your sector of intimacy. Are you growing together or apart in a relationship? Don’t lie to yourself to save a relationship you need to let go of.

    Fortunately, the weekend looks much better with the sun entering Aries and your sector of philosophy on Saturday. This is an ideal time to start planning a trip (even if you can’t take it for a while), seek more education, or do some discovering. Boldly seek adventure.

    And that adventure might be romance when Venus enters Aries on Sunday. With the planet of love, finance, and beauty in your philosophy zone, you may find yourself spending money on travel and higher education, meeting someone new, or even changing your views on love."
    >>Source

  • Virgo ♍
    "Use your words to seal the deal when it comes to romance when Mercury enters Pisces on Monday. Your ruling planet will be in your sector of partnership, encouraging you to make it official, if you haven’t already, or find new ways to connect with your partner on an intellectual level.

    Saturday starts four weeks of transformation and rebirth when the sun enters Aries at the spring equinox. The sun moves into your intimacy zone, encouraging you to be fearless by fully embracing personal growth. Use this as an opportunity to let go of old grudges as you move forward.

    Finally, the week ends on a steamy note when Venus joins the sun in Aries and your sector of intimacy on Sunday. This is a good time to be bold in your love life and embrace your personal power. Just don’t go off the deep end."
    >>Source

  • Libra ♎
    "The week begins on a dreamy note when Mercury enters Pisces and your sector of routine on Monday. This is an excellent time to get productive and focus on making your life better. It’s almost the Astrological New Year, so set some goals for self-improvement. It’s never too late (or too early) to start your New Year’s resolutions.

    Then it’s time for love and relationships when the sun enters Aries on Saturday. If you’ve been longing for a certain someone, now is the time to make your move and go after what (or who) you want. There might be a little competition in your way, but you’re more than capable of handling it.

    Romance only gets hotter when Venus enters Aries on Sunday, giving you extra courage to take the lead in partnerships. Love affairs will be very passionate, but watch out for jealousy, Libra. It could be your downfall."
    >>Source

  • Scorpio ♏
    "Let your creativity flow through you, Scorpio! Mercury enters Pisces on Monday, landing in your pleasure zone. This is a great time to let your imagination run wild as you use different media to express how you’re feeling and thinking. This is also a good time to start a love affair and focus on cutting loose.

    Get all your fun out now because it’s then time to work on self-improvement when the sun enters Aries on Saturday. The sun shines its light on your sector of routine, encouraging you to create healthy habits and be productive. However, don’t get frustrated and quit if there are a few roadblocks on your way to self-betterment.

    Focus on self-love when Venus enters Aries on Sunday. It’s okay to be a little selfish and pamper yourself. Remember that the longest relationship you’ll ever have is the one you have with yourself. Treat yourself right!"
    >>Source

  • Sagittarius ♐
    "Your week begins with some family drama when Mercury enters Pisces on Monday. The planet of communication enters your home zone, creating some tension in your domestic affairs. A close family member could be lying to you. Trust your gut and confront them if you have an off feeling about something.

    If you survive all that drama, your weekend should be fun and exciting when the sun enters Aries on Saturday. The sun moves into your pleasure zone, allowing you to express yourself in bold and innovative ways. Whether you’re changing your style, finding new ways to entertain yourself, or even considering having children, it’s sure to be a good time for you.

    And let’s not forget about love! Venus enters Aries on Sunday, bringing some steamy romance to your life. Roll the dice when it comes to relationships. Taking a gamble could pay off."
    >>Source

  • Capricorn ♑
    "Monday brings learning opportunities when Mercury enters Pisces and your sector of communication. It’s an ideal time to express your thoughts and feelings because they’ll come across much more clearly. For the next two weeks, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your emotional intelligence and trust your intuition.

    The need for individuality clashes with family structures when the sun enters independent Aries on Saturday. The sun enters your sector of home, bringing attention to your family dynamic. What role do you play in your home life? The next four weeks could lead to butting heads as you fight for independence while balancing expectations. Remember, you can forge your own way in life.

    However, you could find comfort and security if you build your own family structure when Venus enters Aries on Sunday. If you create a solid relationship, you may find the emotional security you crave."
    >>Source

  • Aquarius ♒
    "Watch what you say this week, Aquarius. Mercury enters Pisces and your sector of value on Monday, so your words will have extra meaning for the next two weeks. Something you say off the cuff could unintentionally hurt someone deeply. Everyone is extra sensitive now, so be mindful of that.

    Fortunately, communication goes more smoothly when the sun enters Aries and your sector of communication on Saturday. If possible, plan a short trip or visit some friends to reconnect, even if it’s just a simple virtual hangout. Make an effort to reach out to others.

    If Pisces season left you with any lingering crushes, confess how you feel when Venus enters Aries on Sunday. Acknowledge how you feel without fear of judgment. You just might get lucky. But continue to be careful with your words. You don’t want to kill the mood by saying the wrong thing."
    >>Source

  • Pisces ♓
    "Make your first impression count when Mercury enters your sign on Monday. You might be up for some big opportunities, but you have to make a good first impression if you want to get anywhere. Trust your intuition for the next two weeks even if you don’t understand it. Your hunches will guide you to success.

    Then, on Saturday, it’s all about the money when the sun enters Aries. The sun will be shining in your value zone for four weeks, encouraging you to think about your earning potential. What can you do to make more money? How can you create more wealth in your life?

    But it’s not all about the money. Don’t forget to focus on your self-worth when Venus enters Aries on Sunday, encouraging you to invest in yourself. Create a skincare routine, buy yourself presents, take yourself on a date, but don’t break the bank to do it."
    >>Source

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