I know this is out of the norm for what I usually post. But the salient reason for why I posted this is because I’m tired of blind belief of x or y ism, religion, or even blind belief of science.
I’ve compiled another HOSTS block list for those who want to block crap. If you’re not sure how to add the list to your hosts file, check out:
You can download the updated HOSTS block list from here:
Here’s a mirror:
Enjoy less crap on the internet!
WARNING: I have tested adding this to my Windows 10 hosts and I have noticed svchost.exe (owned by NETWORK SERVICE) spikes up in CPU usage and DNS functionality stops responding momentarily until the mentioned process calms down in CPU usage. On my work computer running Windows 7 Professional in a domain environment the same service would spike up and seem to cause a DOS condition with DNS functionality and would not respond. USE WITH CAUTION AND TEST BEFORE DEPLOYING IN PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENTS.
Are you ever tired of having to call Microsoft’s automated system to activate your Windows install? Use this URL instead, it’s ten times faster after you have your installation ID window up (accessible via slui.exe 4 in the run prompt):
Should you have problems with that URL, try this one:
Granted you can already install cygwin and setup an openssh server (which is a pain), according to multiple sources OpenSSH will be supported by the Microsoft Powershell team. It is honestly about time, because if you’ve ever had to work with Windows Server Core edition, you may have felt like me and thought it was stupid that you would have to RDP into a system for command line access.
I have a strong gut feeling that the Metasploit community (who already seem to love Powershell for AV evasion) are going to have a lot of fun with a Microsoft OS builtin OpenSSH package that may even be able to be installed via the new package manager(?).
What do you guys, gals and bots think?