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Hey all,

I just wanted to let you know that the passwords on newgrounds.com are not encrypted / hashed and are simply stored in plain text in the database. This is a major security issue, any web developer that attended security 101 will tell you that.

This means that if you used your newgrounds password on other sites, anyone with admin access to newgrounds could log in into those accounts. Let's say some guy you don't like does an internship over there and he wants to get your password? He'll most likely be able to get it. Same thing for any hacker that manage to get into Newgrounds' servers - no server is safe from a clever exploit. Once the person has your email+password combo, he could log into your bank account, email, amazon, paypal... anything using the same credentials really.

You can easily check this issue for yourself, simply use the "forgot password" feature and be amazed when you receive your email sent in plain text.

To the NG staff: please fix this issue as soon as possible
To the users: change your password to one you will only use on newgrounds

Thanks


OMG these talking ads are obnoxious

2009-09-28 00:47:36 by xxSHIFTxx
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Every f*cking time I load a new animation there's this girl talking about detergent. Every time I have to try to shut down the volume and it gets more and more annoying. What's up with that? Don't you think that a n ad with sound is a bit distracting, especially when it loads while watching a flash movie?

Argh...

EDIT after a comment by Luis:

So just a follow-up, Tom is currently out of town but occasionally advertisers try and sneak in sound-enabled ads even though its in the terms that ng doesnt allow them. This is not usually under ng control. Its the ad company that sells inventory and then filters it into the site, so often its not obvious that has happend until you the users bring up the red flag on it.

So hang in there, itll be pulled off of circulation soon enough. Tom was out of town over the weekend.


Before/After Photoshop blog

2009-08-21 14:28:57 by xxSHIFTxx
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Hello Newgrounds !

I started a new project called "deux fois rien".

The idea is that we are two people. We both take the same original picture and we have 20 minutes to do some photoshop work on it. We don't talk to each other during the process and then we post the results on the blog.

You will be able to see the original picture and both interpretations. You can also send us your pictures by email and we'll photoshop them and post them on the blog, linking back to your website.

There is no crazy photoshoping going on, we just give a different look and feel to the picture.

Go go go!

Before/After Photoshop blog


Before/After Photoshop Blog !

2009-06-29 13:55:35 by xxSHIFTxx

Hello Newgrounds !

I started a new project called "deux fois rien".

The idea is that we are two people. We both take the same original picture and we have 20 minutes to do some photoshop work on it. We don't talk to each other during the process and then we post the results on the blog.

You will be able to see the original picture and both intrepretations. Check it out it's pretty cool !
You can also send us your pictures by email and we'll photoshop them and post them on the blog, linking back to your website.

Go go go!

Before/After Photoshop Blog !


They Might Be Giants Music Video

2009-02-01 21:36:15 by xxSHIFTxx
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Hey, check out my music video for "Older" by TMBG !

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/
395891

They Might Be Giants Music Video



I left a review on a game and it got deleted. Here is the message I received :

This message is to inform you that the following review, which you left for Hey Wizard! on 12/10/08 at 9:33:06 PM, has been deleted:

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Score: 0 / 10
Summary: bad controls
Review: The controls are fucked up if you use a azerty keyboard. The menu to change them is bugged and doesn't work.

... so I can't play this game.

Always leave the arrow keys as an option to move !
===============

Please review the review guidelines in the FAQ to ensure that you're following the rules and to prevent any further action being taken against other reviews you make.

To me it sounded pretty important, since a LOT of people use azerty keyboards, but for some reason it was flagged as abusive...

Weird... Is it because I said "fucked up" ? Come on, that's not that bad !
And the menu WAS bugged with an azerty keyboard.

There is no option "I didn't get to test the game", so I gave 0 stars.

Well...


An award ? Awesome !

2008-11-29 19:14:52 by xxSHIFTxx
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Hey Newgrounds !

I just added my new movie, "computer toy". Go check it out, it features computers, dinosaures and an 8-bits soundtrack !

Computer T0Y

Edit : I just got an award for that ? Awesome !
It's been 4 years since my last award with Newgrounds Reloaded. I didn't really thought that I would get another one these days since the overall quality of animations improved like crazy. I'm glad I was wrong !

An award ? Awesome !


The Love / Hate cloud

2008-02-01 22:26:21 by xxSHIFTxx

Hi !
I just added a lot of new features to the beta of my website : http://the2.0factory.net/lovehate/

It's a huge tagcloud where you can say what you love or hate. Then it creates toplists. Everything is updated regurarly with ajax, so you don't have to refresh the website to see everything change... it's pretty fun !

You can create an account to gain more voting power and keep tracks of all what you loved/hated, or what you added to the cloud.

It is still a beta, so comment this to tell me what I should improve and if you liked it or not.

http://the2.0factory.net/lovehate/
Go go go !

And don't forget to create an account ! It's fast and it's free !

The Love / Hate cloud


And now you're even older

2007-10-08 15:11:10 by xxSHIFTxx

Hey, a small post to talk to you about "And now you're even older", a video I made on a music by They Might Be Giants.

You can watch it here : Link !

It's a black & white movie, quite Noir, about work...
In this one I used an effect to make the whole movie look "old" (like I did before in submissions like this one). I also worked a lot with photoshop to get the result I wanted.

I think the result is pretty much what I wanted to do, so go watch it and tell me what you think about it !

And now you're even older


Super Kitten vs Mecha Jesus

2007-09-30 12:02:59 by xxSHIFTxx

Hey !

Go check out "Super Kitten vs Mecha Jesus", it's a movie full of love and action with music by Sonata Artica, Hammerfall and Rhapsody !

Here !