ApexDC++ is, and always will be, free from all forms of malware. The project is managed and developed by veterans of the P2P world and as such we feel we are in touch with the opinions, wishes and requirements of our users.
We have released 1.6.0 to address some security issues regarding hub hijacking and upgraded to the latest OpenSSL 1.0.1i. The ADC-Fun.com hub domain was hijacked recently and therefore we have blocked this to prevent users connecting to this fraudulent hub. We have also changed the behaviour of the security settings page to ensure this won't happen again. Therefore, we highly recommend you upgrade to 1.6.0 as soon as possible.
Anybody experiencing connection issues on the previous versions using the adcs:// protocol should see this finally fixed in 1.6.0; thanks for your patience on this one.
Hope everyone's having a good Summer.
Download: ApexDC++ 1.6.0
We are pleased to announce immediate availability ApexDC++ 1.5.14, fixing security vulnerabilities found in the OpenSSL. The OpenSSL team had this to say about one of the vulnerabilities:
An attacker using a carefully crafted handshake can force the use of weak keying material in OpenSSL SSL/TLS clients and servers. This can be exploited by a Man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack where the attacker can decrypt and modify traffic from the attacked client and server.
SourceForge announced ApexDC won the May 2014 Project of the Month award earlier this month. This marks the first time a Direct Connect project has successfully achieved the award in recent years. The development team would like to thank everyone who voted for the project.
Here is SourceForge's official interview with the team and the listing on their homepage.
We have published a maintenance release available for immediate download. 1.5.13 fixes a small set of issues that can in the worst case scenario render your installation of ApexDC effectively unusable. You can check out the full changelog here. We recommend that you update your version of ApexDC as soon as possible.
Download: ApexDC++ 1.5.13
Update: The voting period has ended, thank you for everyone who participated.
We have been, presumably randomly or based on recent activity, selected for the community choice vote for SourceForge May Project of the Month (fairly new thing they have been doing). If you have a SourceForge account look at the projects listed and vote as you will... or don't, it is really up to you. But it would be a shame for us not to say anything at all, considering this isn't likely to happen again any time soon. We have so far been a featured project (a weekly thing, for handful of projects at a time) twice within the last two or three years.
Direct Connect hasn't been prominently featured in any way in recent memory. It would be nice to make that happen, as well as an achievement for the project of course.