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To add additional clarity on how this works:

1) Bad actor sets up Mastodon accounts with the IP of the site the trojan horse should use to get its data, assuming that because of open registration and nobody regularly reviewing new accounts that don't post objectionable content, they won't get kicked off.
2) Bad actor sets up their copy of the Vidar Stealer trojan to track those Mastodon accounts.
3) Bad actor tries to trick people into installing their trojan horse with the usual tricks (fake download sites, attachments in emails, etc.)
4) The trojan horse looks at those Mastodon accounts to get the IP address it should check to download its payload.

Mastodon itself is not a delivery vector for this trojan horse; the accounts simply exist to provide a trusted source for information for an already-infected computer. You do not have to worry about getting a virus from Mastodon!

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Good night, my friends. Let's all do our best to make tomorrow better than today. :blobpurpleheart:

That is not a comedy exaggeration, that is literally what they're saying

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I am literally, in real time, watching someone say "platforming video games should explicitly tell you that if you hold down the jump button, you jump higher" in the year of our lord 2021

I haven't actually seen the two latest Avengers movies, so the gif of the old guy saying "No... no, I don't think I will" - I had no idea who that was. For the longest time I thought it was Joe Biden, honestly.

Bad actors are abusing large, open-registration, low-moderation Mastodon instances in order to provide direction to the Vidar Stealer trojan horse, which steals passwords, credit card details, bitcoin wallets, etc.

If you run a large, open-registration, low-moderation instance, please consider changing at least one of those qualities.

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Metroid Dread, interesting non-spoiler tidbit 

The map in Metroid Dread is really interesting. Like in (some) previous games, you can find map rooms for each area, but what those do is provide outlines to show you the general shape of the area. When Samus actually sees a room, the part of the room she sees is revealed on the map.

But there's another layer: the map is also divided into tiny rectangles, and highlights any rectangle that Samus's body has physically traversed. So if, for example, you jump down from the top left of a large room and hold Right the whole time, the map will update to show the (roughly) diagonal line of mini-rectangles that Samus physically visited.

I predict that this will drive 100%ers batty.

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@packetcat
:blobsleeping:​ less .htaccess
:blobpensive:​ less < .htaccess
:blobthinking:​ cat .htaccess | less
:thaenkin:​ cat < .htaccess | less
:thounking:​ less <(cat < .htaccess)
:thinking_very_hard:​ less<<EOF
$(cat < .htaccess > /dev/stdout)
EOF

Okay, I will say this outside of spoiler tags, because it's really important within minutes of starting the game. There is a new mechanic in Metroid Dread: fluid leveling. There are ways to drain and raise water, beyond Metroid 2/Samus Returns's "drain SR388", and doing so is vital to progressing the game.

Metroid Dread 

This game is pleasantly weird. :)

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Metroid Dread 

Oh. Shit.

I just had my first "you can DO that?" moment.

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Metroid Dread 

Okay, I will spoil this: I died twice on the first EMMI "fight" before I realized I was supposed to run away!

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Okay, this is neat. I ain't gonna spoil more but - again, as a Metroid fan - this is neat.

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At 12:06 AM, I got in. It's now 12:14 and I've just made it to a playable state, and as a Metroid fan: even the first eight minutes are really good.

A virulent bigot, xenophobe, and atrocity denier died on September 30.

*checks earpiece*

I'm told he also composed some music for... Dragon Quest?

it's 12:01 AM on October 8 and I can't play Metroid Dread, this is transphobia

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Hic quoque abibit.

Just Ellie (and perhaps some of her toys).