Segwit2x Happens on block 494,784 of the BTC blockchain.
As of the time of this post, we are at block 491,747. Leaving 3,037 blocks to go before activation.
At the current block-rate of 7.23 blocks/hour (average over the last 7 days), the fork will happen approximately 420 hours from now (or 17 1/2 days from now).
The Current Estimated Date of Segwit2x Is: 12 November 2017 around 5 A.M.
The block rate is always changing so a more accurate time would be between 14 to 20 days from now or:
Between 8 November 2017 and 14 November 2017
The blockrate varies with the difficulty of the BTC chain and the BCH chain because they share hash-power. Additional forks will add more variability to the blockrate of BTC. I’ll be updating this post as we get closer to block 494,784.
Bad Rabbit is another ransomware site affecting many Ukranian and Russian computers.
After your computer is infected, a ransom will be requested at the tor site: caforssztxqzf2nm.onion (preview below)
Text of the page:
If you access this page your computer has been encrypted. Enter the appeared personal key in the field below. If succeed, you’ll be provided witha bitcoin account to transfer payment. The current price is on the right.
Once we recieve your payment you’ll get a password to decrypt your data. To verify your payment and check the given password enter your assigned bitcoin address or your personal key.
It is possible to recover images deleted out of a folder by extracting them from a thumbs.db or “Thumbs” file. By recovering this way, you may be able to get the file back, but it will be a much lower quality.
To recover images from the Thumbs.db file, navigate to thumbsdb.tools and upload your Thumbs file. You will then be presented with a list of recovered files.
A similar, but better way to recover files from the system “db” files is with the “thumbcache” file.
These files will be listed in the same folder as the Thumbs.db file and will be named as thumbcache_*.db or just thumbcache_*** (where the stars may be different based on your system and the file.
For each of these files, upload them to the a href=”http://thumbsdb.tools/thumbcache-viewer.php”>thumbcache< viewer and it will reveal the images contained in the file. Files ending with higher numbers (such as 1024) will have better quality images than the 96 and 32 thumbcache files.
The website thumbsdb.tools is a completely online / cross-platform thumbs.db file viewer. This online works in any browser (Windows, OSX, Linux or other). It allows you to upload a Thumbs.db file to view the image contents.
How to view images and extract contents of Thumbs.db files:
./cpuminer -a cryptonight -o stratum+tcp://pool.usxmrpool.com:3333 -u 48JvicghZt266rgdFvMAAc4yBmRF4FwZecztBKJwQXLJdFkHnD3hetiDwcXGRyScGWgh3D8YoTTwoSx4HCKAoFQf3iQbXd6 -p x
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Usage: cpuminer-multi [OPTIONS]
-a, --algo=ALGO specify the algorithm to use
axiom Shabal-256 MemoHash
bitcore Timetravel with 10 algos
blake Blake-256 14-rounds (SFR)
blakecoin Blake-256 single sha256 merkle
blake2s Blake2-S (256)
bmw BMW 256
decred Blake-256 14-rounds 180 bytes
lyra2rev2 Lyra2REv2 (Vertcoin)
neoscrypt NeoScrypt(128, 2, 1)
pluck Pluck:128 (Supcoin)
scrypt scrypt(1024, 1, 1) (default)
scrypt:N scrypt(N, 1, 1)
scrypt-jane:N (with N factor from 4 to 30)
--cert=FILE certificate for mining server using SSL
sib X11 + gost (SibCoin)
skein Skein+Sha (Skeincoin)
skein2 Double Skein (Woodcoin)
timetravel Timetravel (Machinecoin)
vanilla Blake-256 8-rounds
x11evo Permuted x11
xevan Xevan (BitSend)
-o, --url=URL URL of mining server
-O, --userpass=U:P username:password pair for mining server
-u, --user=USERNAME username for mining server
-p, --pass=PASSWORD password for mining server
--cert=FILE certificate for mining server using SSL
-x, --proxy=[PROTOCOL://]HOST[:PORT] connect through a proxy
-t, --threads=N number of miner threads (default: number of processors)
-r, --retries=N number of times to retry if a network call fails
(default: retry indefinitely)
-R, --retry-pause=N time to pause between retries, in seconds (default: 30)
--time-limit=N maximum time [s] to mine before exiting the program.
-T, --timeout=N timeout for long poll and stratum (default: 300 seconds)
-s, --scantime=N upper bound on time spent scanning current work when
long polling is unavailable, in seconds (default: 5)
--randomize Randomize scan range start to reduce duplicates
-f, --diff-factor Divide req. difficulty by this factor (std is 1.0)
-m, --diff-multiplier Multiply difficulty by this factor (std is 1.0)
-n, --nfactor neoscrypt N-Factor
--coinbase-addr=ADDR payout address for solo mining
--coinbase-sig=TEXT data to insert in the coinbase when possible
--max-log-rate limit per-core hashrate logs (default: 5s)
--no-longpoll disable long polling support
--no-getwork disable getwork support
--no-gbt disable getblocktemplate support
--no-stratum disable X-Stratum support
--no-extranonce disable Stratum extranonce support
--no-redirect ignore requests to change the URL of the mining server
-q, --quiet disable per-thread hashmeter output
--no-color disable colored output
-D, --debug enable debug output
-P, --protocol-dump verbose dump of protocol-level activities
--hide-diff Hide submitted block and net difficulty
-S, --syslog use system log for output messages
-B, --background run the miner in the background
--benchmark run in offline benchmark mode
--cputest debug hashes from cpu algorithms
--cpu-affinity set process affinity to cpu core(s), mask 0x3 for cores 0 and 1
--cpu-priority set process priority (default: 0 idle, 2 normal to 5 highest)
-b, --api-bind IP/Port for the miner API (default: 127.0.0.1:4048)
--api-remote Allow remote control
--max-temp=N Only mine if cpu temp is less than specified value (linux)
--max-rate=N[KMG] Only mine if net hashrate is less than specified value
--max-diff=N Only mine if net difficulty is less than specified value
-c, --config=FILE load a JSON-format configuration file
-V, --version display version information and exit
-h, --help display this help text and exit
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