Author Topic: Identify password protected uploads  (Read 16643 times)

Offline rygel16

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Identify password protected uploads
« on: March 27, 2010, 07:45:35 PM »
Since the password protected posts in Usenet get more and more (after unraring you end up with another archive and instructions to visit some site and fill surveys/click banners to get the password) I wonder if there's anything there can be done against it? For a while I helped myself with downloading series from upper "teevee" only, but recently this pw upper sh!thead started posting under the same id.

An idea:
With download sets > 700 MB alt.binz tries to download the first part in the RAR set first, decodes it. Then looks in the RAR file (not extracting) if there's another RAR set (around the same size as the download). If yes, pause the download with status "Possible password" and the user can unpause the download to continue, or cancel the download and search something else.

Edit: Here's a short screenvideo demonstrating how to identify pw protected uploads manually. Would love to see this process automated.
http://www.xup.in/dl,67033403/Video_2010-03-31_230003.wmv/
« Last Edit: March 31, 2010, 11:08:08 PM by rygel16 »

Offline musictrivianut

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Re: Identify password protected uploads
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2010, 04:09:30 AM »
A big +1 on that.  Very frustrating to find that what downloaded the previous night is useless.

Offline craigthaagensen

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Re: Identify password protected uploads
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2010, 08:35:42 PM »
+1

Offline woqii

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Re: Identify password protected uploads
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2010, 11:17:28 AM »
yep, definetly would be a nice feature

Offline davidq666

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Re: Identify password protected uploads
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2010, 12:31:18 PM »
Since the password protected posts in Usenet get more and more (after unraring you end up with another archive and instructions to visit some site and fill surveys/click banners to get the password) I wonder if there's anything there can be done against it? For a while I helped myself with downloading series from upper "teevee" only, but recently this pw upper sh!thead started posting under the same id.

An idea:
With download sets > 700 MB alt.binz tries to download the first part in the RAR set first, decodes it. Then looks in the RAR file (not extracting) if there's another RAR set (around the same size as the download). If yes, pause the download with status "Possible password" and the user can unpause the download to continue, or cancel the download and search something else.

to make sense the pw check would need at least two levels:

1.) trying to look into the rar set ur downloading, if thats not posible -> output something like: "The collection you are downloading is pw protected! Please enter the PW!"and pause collection after that.
Otherwise:
2.) scaning the contents of the collection for rars; if found output something like: Possible pw protection found! Content of collection includes rarfiles.

even though i think having alt.binz check for pw protection would be a nice thing, it looks like to much work just to have a better solution to a minor problem

Offline Chuckle123

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Re: Identify password protected uploads
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2010, 05:09:37 PM »
If we are using the UnRaR.dll I believe an event is raised in the event that a password is required.  If we are using the Delphi component wrapper for UnRar.dll by Philippe Wechsler then the following event is thrown.

OnPasswordRequired(Sender: TObject; const HeaderPassword: Boolean; const FileName: WideString;out NewPassword: Ansistring; out Cancel: Boolean);

All this is great but I think we are still hosed.  For this event to get tossed enough files have to be available to successfully attempt to extract the file.  If we get one file and it only contains part of a larger file then we will see the "Required File missing" before we see the "Password Required".  In this case we will still see false collections which are passworded getting downloaded; if we only check the first file downloaded.  If we try and check the first 2, 3, 4, or 5 then that assumes they are in order and the files in the collection were stored as such.

I like Davidq666's idea of looking into the rar file.  If we could get a listing of the files contained in the archive and see that little *filename then we may be golden.

ce
« Last Edit: April 08, 2010, 05:27:23 PM by Chuckle123 »

Offline Rdl

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Re: Identify password protected uploads
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2010, 06:48:28 PM »
Nicely explained. Also small file could be listed in last archive :(

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Re: Identify password protected uploads
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2010, 03:39:10 PM »
+1 much needed

If also that the first file to be downloaded can be suer set for the smallest file first. Just had to do this with breaking bad all at 15mb chose 23 last before .rar file which was 6mb. Quicker to check with smaller file if semi automated (via altbinz) or manualy done.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2010, 09:19:57 PM by zoned »

Offline krace24

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Re: Identify password protected uploads
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2010, 08:47:17 PM »
+1
Maybe you could just check about some files having special names like "click here for password.url", having like a blacklist of word combination where the user is prompted to cancel (or not) the current download.

Offline Benjiro

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Re: Identify password protected uploads
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2010, 02:41:38 PM »
+1

The best way to check these files, is indeed the see in the first rar, what the file extensions are. At times i also do it that way, but it ends up with way more work, especially when you have several tv episodes in serie ( like on monday ) in your batch.

To many of those protected rar's are showing up these days. Even worse is the fact that they take over the identical filename, and poster name. As a result, when you pick one of the last files uploaded, you end up with the "spam" rar file.

Offline dacaid

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Re: Identify password protected uploads
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2010, 07:54:22 PM »
Same poster, same name? Just take the oldest one. This is what i do and i don't get bothered by PWed rars.
Anyway, you got my +1 on that request, might be useful for many ppl

Offline WarezMyGF

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Re: Identify password protected uploads
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2010, 05:22:03 AM »
+1!!

Offline jammy

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Re: Identify password protected uploads
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2010, 06:38:31 AM »
Sounds good. +1

Offline Swebel

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Re: Identify password protected uploads
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2010, 01:22:40 PM »
+1 I would love this feature!

Offline d4f0rc3

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Re: Identify password protected uploads
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2010, 06:27:38 PM »
I don't think it would be that helpful because they now pack rars or other archives in the rar's you initially download and protect those with passwords. and that you can only see after extracting the archive inside the archive, but to do so you need the whole collection.