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WinMX is already encrypted. Unfortunately, the method is known. Im just suggesting that changing the protocols from search to chat to connect and negotiate to something unknown (to the outside world). Has anyone heard of the 'Beale Code' ? Its very simple. It descibes the location and quantity of an ungodly amount of money. (gold/silver) and to date the first two documents have been cracked. Those told of what the treasure is and how much is to be found. The third is the location. The third has never been decoded. At $1600/once of todays gold value, it would be scary to imagine an individual decoding that successfully. Not that people have not been spending money, time and using the latest computer technology to figure it out for many years. Still no joy. The cartel, government and not even the almighty KM can crack it and its still a very simple code. Find some document, doesnt matter what document really as long as its unknown. The first letter of each word is assigned a number, this number varies not only by different first letters but also by where they occur in the document. The only way to decode a thing like that is to find the original document that the table is based on. Software that works by using frequency of word usage in the english language is of no help. There is no pattern to deduce. It could be based on the constitution (insecure, too famous) or some guys daughters wish list for christmas (very secure). To be even more evil, one could just randomly select words and string them together as a document (would take all the computer power on earth a billion years to solve). How far do the 'hackers' want to go? Do they have limitless money and time to solve the problem? One could further be annoying by using typical, for these days, encryption methods using source and destination ips to mathematically mess the original crypto up further in real time. It really wouldnt matter if someone attempts to read packets being send back and forth to figure it out, that all would change from one connection to another. Im not saying that this is the correct or most optimal path, but at least it does look like I have poked a hornets nest and got some discussion going about the matter. How much money and time does KM want to spend to regain his 'status' as absolute power on WinMX? Major change is a good idea. Let him try to hack it until he dies of old age. Maybe he will find something more interesting to do. Hell, KM isnt even prolly doing it now. There are too many others that want to see WinMX and any other P2P software vanish from the face of the earth. I just use 'KM' and 'Hackers' to descibe the ones who are screwing us all up since it WAS KM who decided, in his infinite wisdom, to release the source code. Anyway, change it this way, that way, any way. As long as its unknown how it works, problem solved for a good long time. Im not trying to be negative or drive away anyone and certainly not the guys/gals spending their time for free trying to get the patch going. Some argument and discussion is a good thing. Without that, any subject or issue will become stagnant and nobody is going to do a thing, including WinMX. There is no need to perfect everything about the patch right now before its release. The greatest major problems can be tweaked to reduce them in a new patch. Greater functionality and perfection can be added later through time. Even Microsoft didnt wait for years to release Windows. Corrections are made in time via updates. Nothing is perfect with the first release and it wont be after 100 updates, each improves upon the last.
plz learn some grammar and sentence formatting or no one will read ur stuff.
Quote from: PatrickShartz on August 01, 2011, 07:46:52 amplz learn some grammar and sentence formatting or no one will read ur stuff.no grammar or spelling nazis plz.... this forum has enough drama as-is...
Quote from: Silver Stripes on August 01, 2011, 08:58:23 amQuote from: PatrickShartz on August 01, 2011, 07:46:52 amplz learn some grammar and sentence formatting or no one will read ur stuff.no grammar or spelling nazis plz.... this forum has enough drama as-is... The way he formats hiz posts is just nonsense. hard to read and makes no senze
There may be differences of opinion on the extent encryption has to offer in making the client more secure, but I don't know of anyone in the community that is an expert or is skilled in Cryptography.
it's far from dead....and if the users have all left, why is my queue so busy?