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    #1 Jack, Mar 4, 2016
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    This thread is dedicated to the changes that happen within the MalwareTips Community. Here you will find a summary on what happens within our community, starting with staff promotions, new features, design modifications, rules and privacy changes, or other updates of MalwareTips you will be finding here a changelog.
    • 24 February 2016: Started BETA testing the new MalwareTips theme for our community. Details here - MalwareTips New Theme (Feedback and Testing for Members).
    • 25 February 2016: Added new features to the "Conversations" of MalwareTips. These new features include: "Like" button (does not count towards user total), "Last read date" and other features.
    • 04 March 2016: Added @Inkurax as Moderator for the War Room Forums.
    • 04 March 2016: A new optional theme has been made available to our community. You can find more details here: MalwareTips 2.0 Dark version
    • 07 March 2016: Created War Room Archive forum. In this forum staff members will move old threads from the War Room forum, regular members cannot reply in this forum.
    • 13 March 2016: Implementation to prevent non-detailed A vs B threads - Find out more.
    • 15 March 2016: Closure of Review Requests sub-forum - Find out more.
     
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    07 March 2016: Created War Room Archive forum. In this forum staff members will move old threads from the War Room forum, regular members cannot reply in this forum.
     
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    #3 Spawn, Mar 29, 2016
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    28 March 2016: (Prefix) Security Reports moved from Malware Analysis (Registered members only) to General Security Discussions.
    29 March 2016: Improvements to Security Configuration Wizard -
    • Field: OS Updates changed to OS Updates and Security Patches
    • Field: OS Security Filters changed to OS App Reputation (for Windows Smartscreen and OS X Gatekeeper)
    • Field: Login Password Protection changed to Password-Protected User Account
      • Added: Windows Hello for Windows 10 users
    31 March 2016: (Prefix) MCShield (@TwinHeadedEagle), FMA Intel-Secure (@Nico@FMA) , Xvirus (@Dani Santos) custom prefixes removed from Other Security for Windows.
     
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    #4 Spawn, Apr 5, 2016
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    05 April 2016: Improvements to Security Configuration Wizard -
    • FIELD: Password-Protected User Accounts changed to User Account
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    11 April 2016: Improvements to New Section -
    12 April 2016: Improvements to Software Discussions -
    • SUB-FORUM: Networking changed to Downloaders and VPN
    • SUB-FORUM: Virtualisation changed to Virtualization
    • SUB-FORUM: Productivity changed to Office and PDF
    • SUB-FORUM: Multimedia changed to Media Players and Codecs
    15 April 2016: Improvements to Thread Prefixes -
    • SUB-FORUM: Operating Systems, Browsers and Android, iOS and Windows Store apps now include [Apple] | [Google] | [Microsoft]
    • SUB-FORUM: Android, iOS and Windows Store apps now include [Beta Release] | [Stable Release]
     
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    #5 Jack, Apr 22, 2016
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    22 April 2016: Added the @MalwareTips Bot. This bot will post changelogs for (some) popular programs. (New feature)
     
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    #6 Jack, Apr 24, 2016
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    25 April 2016: The MalwareTips 2.0 theme is now the default layout for our community. A special "Thank you" to all the members who have helped us in the BETA development. (New theme)

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    #7 Spawn, May 7, 2016
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    7th May 2016
    • Improvements to Latest Security News:
      • Added [Virus Alert!] for priority against emerging malware threats
      • Added [Security Alert!] for priority against exploits/vulnerabilities that impose a risk
    • Improvements to the Software and Security Software sub-forums:
      • Homepage (URL)
      • Changelog (URL)
      • Software Status
      • Version
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    • Improvements to the Security Configuration Wizard:
      • Added Data Backup Software and System Image Backup Software
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    • Changes to Thread Prefixes
      • [Stable Release] and [Beta Release] replaced by [Changelog]
      • [VERSUS] replaced by [Help Me Decide]
     
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    #8 Spawn, May 11, 2016
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    11th May 2016
    • Improvements to Software Discussions Forums
      • Operating Systems
      • Browsers and Extensions
      • System Tweaking
      • Driver Updates
      • Office and PDF Readers
      • Chat and Email - NEW!
      • Media Players
      • Compression
      • Encryption - NEW!
      • Sync and Backup
      • Recovery and Repair - NEW!
      • Coding and Developer Tools
      • Virtual Machines - NEW!
      • Virtual Private Networking (VPN) - NEW!
      • Android, iOS and Windows Store apps
    Members should find it easier to post in the most suitable sub-forums, including being able to differentiate between Security-related and Non-Security topics.

    15th May 2016

    • Improvements to the Security Configuration Wizard:
      • Added an option for Education under OS Edition.
     
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    #9 Jack, May 17, 2016
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    17 May 2016: Added an extension to our SSL certificate. The certificate is issued by COMODO, and is valid up until 05.06.2019.

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    #10 Jack, May 23, 2016
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    23 May 2016:
    • The "Virus Exchange" forum was renamed to "Malware Vault". Additional requirements added as described in this thread.
    • The "Showcase PC" forum was renamed to "Showcase Machine (System Specs)". "System Specs" thread prefix and additional fields were added.
     
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    3 June 2016
    • Improvement to Security Configuration Wizard
      • OS Firewall now includes the following options:
        • Disabled
        • 3rd Party Firewall
        • Windows Firewall
        • OS X Firewall
        • Linux Firewall
    If you chose Enabled before today's changes, you may need to re-fill in the OS Firewall details.
     
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    09 June 2016: A new design for the Thread Prefixes was added to the forum layout.
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    #14 Jack, Jun 15, 2016
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    15 June 2016: The War Room forum is now a category with 2 forums:

    1. Compare Software and Apps - This forum contains threads comparing software for Windows, Android, iOS and other operating systems. From security software to smartphone apps, our community will help you make the best choice.

    2. Compare Hardware, Gadgets and Devices - This forum contains threads comparing mobile devices, gadgets and everything hardware related. From graphic cards to smartphones, our community will help you make the best choice.
     
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    #15 Spawn, Jul 15, 2016
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    16 July 2016
    • Improvement to Software Discussions
      • Operating Systems
      • Browsers and Extensions
      • System Utilities (replaces System Tweaking)
      • Drivers and Firmware (replaces Drivers and Updaters)
      • Office and Productivity (replaces Office and PDF Readers)
      • Social and Communications (replaces Chat and Email)
      • Media and Video (replaces Media Player)
      • Music and Audio
      • Compression and Archiving (replaces Compression and Encryption)
      • Encryption and Decryption
      • Education and Coding (replaces Coding and Developer Tools)
      • Backup and Sync (replaces Sync and Backup) - plot word twist
      • Rollback and Virtualisation (replaces Recovery/Repair and Virtual Machines)
      • VPN and Anonymity
      • Apps for Android, iOS and Windows 10 Mobile - why not W10M
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    Non-categorised threads listed under Software Discussions are slowly being moved, in the meantime they are read only.
     
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    #16 Jack, Jul 19, 2016
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    19 July 2016: A "Recent Activity" button has been added to the secondary menu.
    This link will redirect the members to the Recent Activity page where they can see what's going on on MalwareTips. Likes, posts, comments, and more are shown on this page.

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    22 July 2017
    • New Thread Prefix
      • Poll
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    Available for most categories including Technology, Software and Security.
     
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    #18 Jack, Jul 24, 2016
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    24 July 2016: We've added new fields for the message elements. You can now show your operating system and preferred antivirus with your messages.
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    To set your operating system and antivirus, go to your account Personal Details and choose your OS and AV from the drop down menu.
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    25 July 2016
    • A new sub forum for the Security Configuration Wizard has been added: Mobile Devices Security Configuration. This new forum has a customized layout.
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    • Members can now add a summary of their security configuration on their profile, and also add link to the full security setup.
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    • The Security Configuration Wizard forum has 2 new fields:
      • Updated On - this field was added so that the other users may know when the config was last update.
      • Machine Specs - this fields was added so the other members can view the system configuration of the machine on which the security software is installed. We noticed that in some cases the security config was an overkill for the machine specs, so this may help the other members when giving you an advice. This filed will require a link to your thread from this forum: Showcase Machine
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    02 August 2016: A new custom layout has been added for the Malware Analysis forum. These new fields should give the other members more information and details about the malware analysis.
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    @Klipsh has helped us in implementing this new structure, and a new set of guidelines for this forum is available here - https://malwaretips.com/threads/malware-analysis-rules.61915/
     
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