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Friday, 3 February 2017

hpHosts: Updated February 3rd 2017

The hpHOSTS Hosts file has been updated. There is now a total of 573,457 listed hostsnames.

If you are NOT using the installer, please read the included Readme.txt file for installation instructions. Enjoy! :)
  1. Latest Updated: 03/02/2017
  2. Last Verified: 02/02/2017
Download hpHosts now!
http://hosts-file.net/?s=Download

Enjoy!

Note: If you are using programs such as HostsMan, APK, uMatrix, AdBlock Plus, uBlock Origin, please consider switching from the hosts.txt file, to the individual classification files. These are both smaller, and more importantly, updated far more frequently (daily as opposed to monthly for hosts.txt). You can find the list of classification files on the hpHosts downloads page under "Individual Classifications".

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

hpHosts: New PUP classification

Previously covered by the EMD classification, I felt it time to migrate those distributing PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) to their own dedicated category (had been planning it for a while but never had time).

This has now been completed, and you can both download a new pup.txt file from the Downloads page, and have a look at them via either the Browse Database option, or by the individual sites pages.

Browse PUPs: https://hosts-file.net/?s=Browse&f=PUP
PUP Blocklist: https://hosts-file.net/pup.txt

If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by the forums.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Updated: hpHosts - 4th November 2016

The hpHOSTS Hosts file has been updated. There is now a total of 498,048 listed hostsnames.

If you are NOT using the installer, please read the included Readme.txt file for installation instructions. Enjoy! :)
  1. Latest Updated: 04/11/2016
  2. Last Verified: 04/11/2016
Download hpHosts now!
http://hosts-file.net/?s=Download

Enjoy!

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Ten Years of Cybercrime & Doing Time

Very little is left worth celebrating any more (Christmas, Halloween, birthdays, Easter, the new Star Wars film, they're all over-rated rubbish), but this is one of those that you have to celebrate.

http://garwarner.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/ten-years-of-cybercrime-doing-time.html

Dear Tagged, still not learned?

I've been getting Tagged spam on and off for years (sometimes it stops coming in). Seems they've still not learned to act like an ethical and honest company, and instead have decided that acting like complete unethical wankers is a better idea.



For those wondering, no, I don't usually have HTML email enabled (picture wouldn't have made as much sense in plain text).

As Tagged still haven't learnt, I've expanded the block on them ........ let's see if they work it out (I'll not hold my breath).

References

Tagged spam - with a difference
https://hphosts.blogspot.co.uk/2009/10/tagged-spam-with-difference.html

Tagged.com being sued - and about bloody time too!
https://hphosts.blogspot.co.uk/2009/07/taggedcom-being-sued-and-about-bloody.html

Tagged.com pays $750,000 over deceptive emails
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/10/new_york_ag_fines_tagged/

Dear Tagged .... weren't you already being sued for this?
https://hphosts.blogspot.co.uk/2009/07/dear-tagged-werent-you-already-being.html

Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Tagged et al - they never learn
https://hphosts.blogspot.co.uk/2010/04/microsoft-google-facebook-tagged-et-al.html