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Are you a user of NoiseTorch? It's a popular way of getting some pretty great noise suppression on your microphone, to keep out all that background noise or a hammer hitting your desk. Sadly, the developer had a machine compromised.

The developer announced on the GitHub page that a system that held some of their private keys was compromised, giving attackers the ability to mess with the code. For that reason, they're suggesting people to not trust the builds and they think the source code could be compromised too.

Such a shame for such a great app that I've used previously. However, it appears the community is coming together to review the code in an attempt to help save the project.

Alternatives exist for those of you still needing some right now like EasyEffects and Cadmus.

Hopefully they will be able to salvage the project and ensure no harm was done.

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14 21 May
Stolen private keys... So, if they were password protected, that would buy you time to make a new private key and revoke the old ones.
slaapliedje 22 May
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Quoting: basedThis is screwed, hope there is a way to fix this.
It's the only program that works good enough for me and I NEED it
Looks like Garuda Linux installs it by default. That's even more crappy.

Edit: is it still using Python2?

(5/9) Orphaned package notification...
ananicy-cpp 1.0.0.rc6-1.1
cmake 3.23.1-1
go 2:1.18.2-1
hdparm 9.63-2
irqbalance 1.8.0-2
preload 0.6.4-7
python2-gobject 3.36.1-5
python2-numpy 1.16.6-2
python2-wxpython3 3.0.2.0-3


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whizse 22 May
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Quoting: 14Stolen private keys... So, if they were password protected, that would buy you time to make a new private key and revoke the old ones.
Unless, keylogger on the system?
slaapliedje 23 May
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Quoting: whizse
Quoting: 14Stolen private keys... So, if they were password protected, that would buy you time to make a new private key and revoke the old ones.
Unless, keylogger on the system?

ha, Private Keylogger...

It's kind of shit. I've said in the past at some point that a computer that isn't connected to the internet is practically useless these days. But now it's gotten so bad that a computer connected to the internet is likely compromised in some way... Granted with how computers are, generally speaking the weakest link is the human at the keyboard. Guess this is why I kind of like old platforms like the Atari 8bit computers, and then slapping a FujiNet on them for internet access. Can someone hack it? Sure! But who is going to target such a thing? Also, they have a Mastadon client now.
I'm kinda bummed out by the author's refusal to explain what happened and why the project was killed. Someone even posted an issue on Github asking what happened and the author just replied to not use that repo or any fork, without saying why. Some of us are developers and would really like to know instead of being told what to do. Luckily this post sheds some light on it, thanks for this
https://github.com/noisetorch/NoiseTorch

while they released a new version
im still highly skeptical
on high alert
especially since lawl said himself not to trust any forks.

i use an older version of noisetorch i self compiled back in december.
no reason to update and build. sometimes honestly question if i need it anymore and should i find alternatives...

it will take a lot of trust to recover this kind of disaster in the community.
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