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ArnoldLayne
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hkdata.fairuse.org

Post by ArnoldLayne »

Running makemkv this morning, having recently updated my malwarebytes to the new version, it flagged an outbound connection to hkdata.fairuse.org as a phishing event.
I allowed Malwarebytes to block the connection, twice.
The recording went well except upon playback I noticed this is no audio track.

Is this expected, have others seen it?
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Woodstock
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Did it say what file it was trying to access on this host? hkdata.fairuse.org/svq/sdf.dat.gz seems to be the hash key file for MakeMKV, and the host name resolves to the same IP, 91.224.23.225, as the most recent host used for the HK file.
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Re: hkdata.fairuse.org

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This is correct, this site hosts SDF/HK auto-updates for MakeMKV.
ArnoldLayne
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Re: hkdata.fairuse.org

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And if the access is blocked, the audio track is purposely not recorded?
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Woodstock
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No, if access were blocked, then you wouldn't be able to remove encryption from any new UHD disks. The Hash Key doesn't affect pulling audio tracks.
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Re: hkdata.fairuse.org

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It also got blocked in here, beeing flagued as "Nudity and Risque"
d00zah
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Got the 'blocked' notice last night. Knowing what the transaction was about, I added an exclusion. All's right with the world.

Observation: MBAM has been particularly aggressive w/ 'False Positives', of late. A scan flagged an old version of DaemonTools Lite (v4.49.1.0356), which has been on my system for ages with no apparent ill effects... seems to be the update check, as well. I'm comfortable with adding the exclusions. If you are not, report potential False Positives to MalwareBytes & they will make the determination.
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I almost think the aggressive nature of the scans is to make up for the fact that a lot of AV programs aren't as good as they used to be. Well, really, that the bad actors are better at hiding than the AVs are at finding.

I've got programs that have been on my drives longer than the companies have been in existence (think DOS 3.3 era) that are flagged as "infected" with things that didn't exist the last time the file was modified.

It's hard to get scared by a report of a 30K file being infected with a trojan that is 5 times that size...
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It also has to do with domains like 'freeuse.org' which may have been used by less trustworthy entities (for updates, etc.) in the past. One bad apple... & they are all lumped in under the root domain. It's flagging the domain, not the file.

Also, the latest version of MBAM (v4.x) has just rolled out recently & there is 'fine-tuning' afoot...
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Re: hkdata.fairuse.org

Post by Roger »

MBAM flagged this site for me but I had no audio problems with ripping four movies.
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Roger wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:18 pm
MBAM flagged this site for me but I had no audio problems with ripping four movies.
it wouldn't cause audio problems it would cause disks you dont have the key for to not open
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