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Thread: A warning about FSLabs - Their installer logs your passwords!

  1. Default A warning about FSLabs - Their installer logs your passwords!

    Evening guys,

    Quite an interesting one this evening, it has been revealed that the FSLabs A320 installer potentially logs and sends your Chrome stored passwords back to their own systems! Nothing has been confirmed as of yet, but we do 100% know from the code that the installer does in fact store your passwords into a text file onto your computer.

    This reddit post explains this in a little more detail including screenshots of how this is done.

    Looking deeper into the code, the password logger, named 'test.exe', is triggered by the 'FSLInstallerLib.dll' but by using the eSellerate DRM, we cannot look deeper into the networking side of things which means we cannot confirm what happens to your passwords after they are logged.

    As soon as we have updated or even an announcement from FSLabs themselves, I'll be sure to let you all know!

    EDIT: FSLabs have now released an official statement, feel free to give it a read here.
    https://forums.flightsimlabs.com/ind...clarification/

    EDIT: Looks like some of the wider media has now also picked this article up too! https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/201...called-it-drm/
    Last edited by DrawyahGames; 02-19-2018 at 09:19 AM. Reason: Flight Sim Labs statement & Rock Paper Shotgun article
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    Thanks for that update!! I'm sure we all, whether we use that software or not, are very concerned about issues like that!!

    Rupert

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    A complete PR nightmare. Just another example of the DRM turning everybody but the pirates into common criminal. I don't buy the official response that the text file was just for checking false SN. Of course, after page after page of customers threatening to call their CC companies for refund and refusing to buy another FSLabs product ever again, they issued a new installer minus the test file. This response took too long and FSLabs still couldn't issue a real apology. I think Aerosoft just got a whole slew of new customers for their bus.

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    If you're using Win 10 there's already a built-in keylogger.

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    Yet another reminder that NOTHING you do on line is confidential!

    Hill Street Blues said it decades ago:

    Let's be careful out there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRJ_simpilot View Post
    If you're using Win 10 there's already a built-in keylogger.
    Which is easy to turn off.

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    Before everybody gets too excited read this: https://forums.flightsimlabs.com/ind...clarification/ and the forum discussion on the subject.

    DJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrawyahGames View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/c/drawyah?sub_confirmation=1
    Ironic sig for someone preaching about malware
    MarkH


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    Quote Originally Posted by lesh View Post
    Which is easy to turn off.
    Better read through this. http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=92266

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRJ_simpilot View Post
    The article is well over 2 years old and things have changed since then.

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