v7.3.3 - Fix CIA Hacking Notepad++ issue
The issue of a hijacked DLL concerns scilexer.dll (needed by Notepad++) on a compromised PC, which is replaced by a modified scilexer.dll built by the CIA. When Notepad++ is launched, the modified scilexer.dll is loaded instead of the original one.
It doesn’t mean that CIA is interested in your coding skill or in your sex message content, but rather it prevents raising any red flags while the DLL does data collection in the background.
It’s not a vulnerability/security issue in Notepad++, but for remedying this issue, from this release (v7.3.3) forward, notepad++.exe checks the certificate validation in scilexer.dll before loading it. If the certificate is missing or invalid, then it just won’t be loaded, and Notepad++ will fail to launch.
Checking the certificate of DLL makes it harder to hack. Note that once users’ PCs are compromised, the hackers can do anything on the PCs. This solution only prevents from Notepad++ loading a CIA homemade DLL. It doesn’t prevent your original notepad++.exe from being replaced by modified notepad++.exe while the CIA is controlling your PC.
Just like knowing the lock is useless for people who are willing to go into my house, I still shut the door and lock it every morning when I leave home.
We are in a f**king corrupted world, unfortunately.
I am trying to use the “Find in this finder” feature in “Find in Files” window in this version to narrow down the search result. There is over 100 hits being found with “Find in files” window, but nothing is found in “Find in this finder” window even the same word is put in “Find what” entry, no matter I tick the “Search only in found lines” box or not. I have no problem with old version v7.1
By the way, Is it possible to create another finder window at the same time to display those lines found in “Find in files” but not found in “Find in this finder” window. I hope this feature can be available very soon. Your consider is highly appreciated.
At me a problem, in Notepad++ I can not find in adjustments of hot keys Scintilla commands I can not find SCI_VCHOMEEXTEND, Instead, I have a 2-fold SCI_VCHOMEWRAPEXTEND
Do you also?
sounds you don’t have the latest version, do you?
I’ve just upgraded to Notepad++ v7.3.3 (32 bit) and I can no longer move positions of open tabs using drag and drop. Is this a known bug or a new setting?
@Mike-Bussey I just installed this version, (v7.3.3 32-bit) and have no such issue. Make sure that TabBar/Lock under preferences is not checked off.
I’m having the same issue here. I could drag and drop the tabs to re-position them before. This happened immediately after upgrading to v7.3.3 (32 bit Windows 10). The TabBar/Lock option is not checked.
The drag-and-drop functionality has been fixed and has been posted to github. This post (8 posts above you) contains links to downloadable executables that you can use right now. I believe the fix will be included in the next release.
The search results pane sometimes fails to open the file when double-clicking on a search result, but this seems to have gotten much worse in the latest update. Nothing happens on about half of the results that I click on now.
Rearranging tabs doesn’t work. Can’t drag them to reorder.