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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

No love for RkUnhooker

It seems that the author of RkUnhooker (you know, that guy named EP_X0FF) got very upset about my comments and first he wrote a comment to my blog - which I published a little late and I apologize for it. Then he got into personal mode and made a threatening post on his forum.

My thought are: if I deface my own site, do I get the source code? :-D On a more serious note: after this incident would you consider running his program on your computer? Consider this: by running RkUnhooker you give somebody who clearly has anger management problems and sees violence as a viable response system wide access (because his soft needs Admin level privileges to be able to load the driver)! I looked through the current version of the software and it doesn't contain any malicious code - and no, PECompact doesn't protect your program from reverse engeneering, and packing your executable is a bad idea in itself - but this may change in the future judging his posts (the last post says in Russian: we are already working on it). You should make sure that you are not part of the solution and avoid his software.

The last install kit which I checked had a size of 147611 bytes, a MD5 of f79f711bd54bfc9f297eeefee69f8705 and a SHA1 of ccb2558366cb076451fe6f58c4c5081eae52f168. Do not run anything from him if possible!

6 comments:

  1. looks to me like there's plenty of link love from/for both of you...

    interesting how my pointing out the hypocrisy of making/distributing X's when one is supposed to be anti-X didn't strike nearly as sensitive a nerve as your teenager remark, though...

    i guess you must be getting a bit of traffic out of this...

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  2. probably yes, but that's not the point :)

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  3. hey cdman maybe malware or ootkit writes agree with you...

    BTW final users shouldn't care about discusion between third part guys.

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  4. indeed, the point is that this person and his software are not to be trusted... white hats don't call for website defacements and DDoS attacks... that's very much a black hat behaviour...

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  5. There is no love for comment spam in my blog.

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  6. Not GMER6:02 AM

    GMER might call It soviet style retribution

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