Just Curious: How are files "de-obfuscated"?

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Just Curious: How are files "de-obfuscated"?

Postby mister_loaf » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:39 pm

I suppose you don't want to reveal whatever super-secret technology you are using, but I'm curious.

How does "ad0e25aeb1764c2cb0236f534eff3024"

get turned into

"<some show on tv>"
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Re: Just Curious: How are files "de-obfuscated"?

Postby Quade » Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:49 am

I'm not really clear about that myself. What I suspect is the people posting, post to the groups then hand matching NZB's to their pals and eventually they propogate their way to the search engines. Then as people download and or scrape the sites they propagate around.

I have wondered if these numbers relate back to the original torrents for the downloads but I haven't found that information.
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Re: Just Curious: How are files "de-obfuscated"?

Postby astrax » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:11 am

I thought about that myself. Obfuscating can be done manually, by creating the PAR files with the correct names. And then renaming the RARs afterwards. When you load the fileset including the *.par2, the archives should be renamed automatically.
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