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Giveaway of the day — AudioWeb 1.0

Play your audio files from any web browser!
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User rating: 15 (52%) 14 (48%) 37 comments

AudioWeb 1.0 was available as a giveaway on May 15, 2019!

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NB: The software requires Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.

  • AudioWeb requires the Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.6.1 to run. This should normally already be present in your system
  • AudioWeb also requires the DotNet Core 2.0.9 Windows Hosting Bundle to run
  • AudioWeb creates a personal website on your computer allowing you to play your mp3 audio files through any web browser! Extremely simple setup; IIS not required.
  • AudioWeb plays audio files sequentially, ideal for audio books or podcasts.
  • You can easily browse, play and bookmark audio files using any modern web browser on any iPad, iPhone, Android phone or tablet, or Windows/Mac desktop.
  • Create any number of separate users, each with his/her own bookmarks and settings.
  • AudioWeb never loses your place in a book, even if you log out.
  • You can use AudioWeb only within your local router if desired, or open a router port to play your audio from anywhere on the internet.
  • AudioWeb is a natural complement to PodSilo by MollieSoft, which collects and maintains podcasts for you.
  • System Requirements:

    Windows 8.1/ 10; Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.6.1; DotNet Core 2.0.9 Windows Hosting Bundle

    Publisher:

    MollieSoft

    Homepage:

    http://www.molliesoft.com/

    File Size:

    1 788 КB

    Price:

    $14.95

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    #10

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    Too bad, it only offers service to the computer it's on, but is invisible on my network from the inside or from the outside.

    Apparently the software has no self-troubleshooting skill to say "... trying tweak 1 ... failed, reverting to tweak 2 ... failed, 3 ... SUCCESS! ..."

    Nope, just failure.

    Well, I guess it's secure then.

    Except for that [ VBA32 CIL.StupidCryptor.Heur ] report from a VirusTotal scan.

    Ouch!
    .

    Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
    #9

    VirusTotal says:

    SHA256: 528ee1554ffbae7a497a6ea381667128d481dc77c4447703a367d98ef8919df5
    File name: MollieSoft-AudioWeb-v1.0-2019-05-15.msi
    Detection ratio: 1 / 61
    Analysis date: 2019-05-15 17:11:21 UTC ( 0 minutes ago )
    Antivirus Result Update
    VBA32 CIL.StupidCryptor.Heur 20190515

    What is that?
    .

    Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

    Peter Blaise,

    AudioWeb contains absolutely NO viruses. I cannot control false positives by the various and sundry virus detection engines.

    Thanks,
    MollieSoft

    Reply   |   Comment by MollieSoft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

    .
    [ MollieSoft ],

    So you acknowledge that your software generates [ VBA32 CIL.StupidCryptor.Heur ] at VirusTota, and you consider that to be a false positive.

    Thanks.
    .

    Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

    Peter Blaise, Yes, exactly. They admit it is a false positive. I have contacted VBA32 and here is their response:


    Hello,
    File is clean. False positive will be removed in the next update.
    Thank you for informing us.


    On 27.05.2019 0:29, MollieSoft Support wrote:
    >
    > I am a software developer producing Windows software. This regards my MSI package available at:
    >
    > http://www.molliesoft.com/content/AudioWebSetup.msi
    >
    > When I run my msi through virustotal.org, your engine VBA32 shows my software infected by CIL.StupidCryptor.Heur. This is a false positive. Can you please correct this and remove the false positive report?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Marvin Hymowech
    >
    > MollieSoft
    >
    --
    Best Regards, Alexey Gerasimenko,
    mailto:feedback@anti-virus.by
    VirusBlokAda Ltd., Minsk, Belarus

    Reply   |   Comment by MollieSoft  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

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    [ MollieSoft ],

    Great -- now we have confidence that the distribution version we received has not been infected unbeknownst to you, and promises to eventually be cleared by an anti malware scanner of a false positive -- your efforts to remedy this are critical for building goodwill and trust.
    ___________

    Now to get the software working on more than just the computer it's running on ... or do I misunderstand, do we need to install the software on every computer on a network or on any machine that wants to access the server, even over the web?

    As it is now, no one can "see" my AudioWeb server but the server itself.

    And why Microsoft server, why not open source WAMP on a stick?

    Maybe you next version will figure out how to make itself function, and test itself and offer remedies, workarounds, and alternatives if and when it self-discovers that it's features fail to perform as expected?

    As it is, the software has no self-inspection audit to confirm that it is working, that it is getting through the network and broadcasting over the webm and for me, it is not working.

    I wouldn't even know how to troubleshoot it, no other computer can even find it on my network or over the web to get even an error message form the server ( the server computer itself is "findable" by every other method -- Windows net share, remote control via the network and over the web ).

    Thanks for letting us try it, but I feel like an alpha tester, not even a beta tester.
    .

    Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #8

    Hi - For this offering of AudioWeb (or any other GAOTD software) , I will NOT be moving to W10 and I never tried (and will never try) W 8.

    I am staying with W7 Ult 64 bit as long as I possibly can on my two identical Dell T7500 machines; with dual X5690 chips, Samsung SDD and 128 GB ram in each they. are a pleasure to use. Nothing W10 has or will have comes close.

    I am ADAMANT about this.

    And, I am spending a little time each month learning Linux Debian Mint and all the "MS like" applications that work on them.

    I expect GAOTD to eventually be offering Linux apps. FWIW

    Reply   |   Comment by Morgan Pierce  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)

    Morgan Pierce,

    "I am staying with W7 Ult 64 bit as long as I possibly can..."

    Cool, if that's what you want. Windows 7 & 8 aren't going stop running because of an expiration date. Win7 may be more targeted by cybercriminals, as there will be no more patches as of 1/2020, & there will be no reason for manufacturers to issue drivers. But people continue to use XP, so no reason win7 should be any different. However, as with XP, the majority of people will move on, as will sites and companies from GOTD to Amazon -- it makes little sense not to cater to the vast majority of the market. And as with today's XP users, you might find that stuff that works with win7 starts to become increasingly rare. As long as you remember that it's your choice, no reason for anyone to get upset about it.

    "two identical Dell T7500 machines; with dual X5690 chips, Samsung SDD and 128 GB ram in each they. are a pleasure to use. Nothing W10 has or will have comes close. "

    Later versions of win10 support more, & older xeon CPUs, in case your decision is based on compatibility. Win10's core is very basically an improved version of what's in win7 -- they behave much the same, though win10 is faster -- with the biggest difference being the interface. If your main concern is performance, then like most gamers on Steam, you likely want win10. If you just can't get past the GUI, that's fine too -- it's your PCs, so your choice.

    "I am spending a little time each month learning Linux Debian Mint and all the "MS like" applications that work on them.
    I expect GAOTD to eventually be offering Linux apps. FWIW"


    Nothing wrong with Linux either, but as you become more experienced in the Linux world, you'll find that the amount of non-server related apps cannot compare to the Windows environment. There's simply not enough Linux software for GOTD to feature an app a day, plus lots of [most?] Linux software is open source, so what would be the point?

    Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

    Mike, thanks for your extended resonse. I am not a gamer. But, I think that Linux apps will become more and more pleantiful --- especially once folks start seeing the very heavy hand of Mister Softee coming down --- and it will come since there will be money to be made. There ain't no such thing as a free lunch. Speaking of free lunch, I stay totally away from all things Google right now, also. Google will eventually be bested. I would not purchase a chrome book if you gave it to me free along with $2,000. At $2,001, I would just pack it in a box in my attic as an antique for great, great chandkids.

    Also, I think that folks will come up with anti viral solutions and updates like they have for XP. The W7 audience is still huge.

    My hardware is good for at least 5 years and a lot can happend in those 5 years. I might be able to replace each machine with a wristwatch by then --- a linux one.Mike, thanks for your extended resonse. I am not a gamer. But, I think that Linux apps will become more and more pleantiful --- especially once folks start seeing the very heavy hand of Mister Softee coming down --- and it will come since there will be money to be made. There ain't no such thing as a free lunch. Speaking of free lunch, I stay totally away from all things Google right now, also. Google will eventually be bested. I would not purchase a chrome book if you gave it to me free along with $2,000. At $2,001, I would just pack it in a box in my attic as an antique for great, great chandkids.

    Also, I think that folks will come up with anti viral solutions and updates like they have for XP. The W7 audience is still huge.

    My hardware is good for at least 5 years and a lot can happend in those 5 years. I might be able to replace each machine with a wristwatch by then --- a linux one.

    Reply   |   Comment by Morgan Pierce  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    Morgan Pierce, It is not clear why you would even spend the time to come to GOTD, as you would lose anything you install when you go to Linux.
    What do you use your computer for? If everything is done through a browser, on the internet, just get a Chromebook and don't worry about the intricacies of Linux. (I am a professional with extensive experience in both Windows and Linux/Unix.) If it is security which is your concern, you can easily get a "live CD" of Linux, boot to it, surf to your delight and take it out when done. Poof! No viruses, maybe no tracking. (Oh! do you have a VPN? Turned off JavaScript? No ads? No accounts?)
    Or are you not even going on the internet, just using the machine with all that power and RAM for photo and video editing? (You could try free GIMP even on Windows.) Or program development? You definitely do not need all that RAM for Linux.
    Jump in and try Linux, maybe Mint, from a live CD.
    I don't know if you will be missed here, as you won't be giving any helpful feedback about these Windows-based programs.
    I use Windows 10 and Linux and Windows Subsystem for Linux. There are a few things for which Linux is handy, very few. Some believe in the security. But if your account passwords are compromised, or your online accounts hacked, the hacker doesn't care at all whether you were using Windows, Mac or Linux. They got your info where the company stored it.

    Reply   |   Comment by OldGuy  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

    OldGuy, thanks much for your comments. I'd like to ask you more. Do you have a blog or FB?

    Reply   |   Comment by Morgan Pierce  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

    Morgan Pierce, Find me via http://bcug.com . I'm president.

    Reply   |   Comment by OldGuy  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

    .
    [ Morgan Pierce ],

    I've got computers running WIndows 98 just fine, and many GOTD offering work on Windows 98, so I'm happy.

    Though the market moves on, when we have something that works, why upgrade?
    .

    Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

    Peter Blaise, I am with you: Ain't broke, don't fix. Do you have a blog of FB page?

    Reply   |   Comment by Morgan Pierce  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

    .
    [ Morgan Pierce ],

    We all have personal dot coms, don't we?

    Yours is worth $1,900!
    .

    Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    Peter Blaise, hello, but I do not understand. What personal dot com? Thanks.

    Reply   |   Comment by Morgan Pierce  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    Morgan Pierce dot com

    Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
    #7

    Easy way fro the hackers to get into your personal files, just create or be part of the unsecured network.

    Reply   |   Comment by Nathan  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

    Nathan,

    AudioWeb does not allow access to any "personal" files, just read-only access to audio files (.mp3) under a specific directory on your computer. In addition, a valid login is required, and login credentials can only be created on your computer directly using the AudioWebAdmin program, not through the web interface.

    - MollieSoft

    Reply   |   Comment by MollieSoft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

    MollieSoft, have there ever been remote code execution vulnerabilities with Microsoft components? Answer yes accross the board, how is that systemic weakness addressed by Microsoft? By patching only supported products after 3rd party security investigators report to Microsoft a discovered vulnerability and warned in advance that they have X number of days to issue a fix for the vulnerability before the discovered vulnerability is published publically. It can also happen that a vulnerability is exploited by criminals before Microsoft issues a patch and that is called a zero day exploit and in those circumstances MS must rush to build and publish the repaired files. Now the problem with your chosen dev platform is you have CHOSEN to use a DotNet Core package that is end of life already and will not be patched if any exploit is exposed or being actively exploited. Remote code execution as well as rights elevation is a persistent risk made worse by using end of life dev environments and requiring end users to put said dead end software on their machines to run your programs. And no I won't be putting any media servers to serve content from my windows 10 machines. Audio books do not *need* to be streamed, the files are relatively small and can be stored on the mobile devices themselves and played in a dedicated audiobook app if necesary. Also the server you create is an unsecured network connection as it is an http not https URL so despite the authentication which is sniffable and technically reversible the content shared is not shared in a secure manner. This leaves it vulnerable to the most basic script based attacks to probe for remote code execution vulnerabilities...
    Nathan is correct and you are not a Software security or Computer security professional, that much is clear.

    Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
    #6

    The posted link for PodSilo returns 404, not found. The actual link should be: www.molliesoft.com/podsilo.
    Thanks!

    Reply   |   Comment by MollieSoft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
    #5

    The negative votes I attribute to it taking some effort to install additional server software from Microsoft. Simple interface but works effectively. Would be interested in a web server version to play my collection of videos.

    Reply   |   Comment by David  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
    #4

    Sounds like an easy way to lose control of your domestic internet connection by using a very young piece of software that creates an internet connected web server thaat is not SSL/TLS1.2 equipped or hardened in any significant way to block brute force attempts to crack administration accounts or multi-threaded brute force attempts. There does not even apear to be any support for Dynamic DNS service providers or cloud redirectors to translate ones dynamic IP number to a fixed known subdomain of a service provider... Stating in its FAQ:

    "Generally, your routers external IP address is fairly stable although in theory your internet provider could change it at any time. In practice, it usually remains stable for periods of years."

    In my experience if you have a dynamic IP on your internet connection most ISP WILL reasign your public IP number on each reathantication. Some do use a sticky dynamic IP where one IP is assigned per modems MAC address but that is the exception NOT the norm. It may be possible to request a static IP if you intend run a server but if it is offered expect to pay something for the privilige of a static IPv4 address.

    Generally though it is best advice to never put an internet facing unencrypted web server on a desktop class windows operating system or through a domestic grade broadband connection using a domestic grade modem/router. It is just inviting trouble.

    In addition to the above risks there is an additional major security flaw when using this product in this build it requires a no longer supported Microsoft Core component

    DotNet Core 2.0.9 Windows hosting bundle and if you look at Microsofts web page for the downloads for DotNet Core 2.0 at https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet-core/2.0 you will see a red banner stating:

    "This release has reached end of life, meaning it is no longer supported. We recommend moving to a supported release. See our support policy for more details."

    Vista is more supported than this is! This product is insane to install on production systems and exposing it to internet traffic.

    Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

    TK,

    Thank you for your helpful comments.

    - First, there is no need to expose AudioWeb through your router by opening a port. I find it extremely useful just to share audio within my router between my PC and various other iPhone, iPad, laptops, etc.

    - Even if exposed through your router, what specific vulnerability are you complaining about? The above risks sound rather generic. Can you offer a specific scenario in which AudioWeb presents a serious vulnerability, even IF someone is able to steal logon credentials (which are certainly encrypted). What specific problems do you envision?

    - I DO plan to upgrade to DotNet Core 2.1 in my next update, coming soon.

    Thanks,
    MollieSoft

    Reply   |   Comment by MollieSoft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    MollieSoft, If you were aware of Microsofts long history of almost predictable mishandling of data buffers in memory you'd know that ANY Microsoft based server that is exposed to any network traffic is a potential point of entry. The more points of exposure you open on a Microsoft Windows machine the greater the probability that there will be an undocumented remote code execution vulnerability lying there in wait.

    A significant vulnerabilty that allowed LAN wide infection of many computers on private LANs was wannacry ransomware worm that used an old NSA exploit in SMB subsystem. Only a fool would think any Microsoft server subsystems were hardened against all current attack vectors.

    Even if there was no vulnerability placing an internet facing server on a domestic broadband connection is asking for too much attention and is too vulnerable to bandwidth saturation denial of service attacks.

    And yes the risks are completly generic, potential never to be patched vulnerabilites as the DotNet Core is End of life never to be patched or investigated to see if it has any of the vulnerabilites that may be found and patched in the supported newer versions. Personally I prefer Serviio DLNA media server for use on my LAN and not be restricted to streaming just mp3 files but can stream video, photo and audio media. But I would not put that on a shared LAN with other users for the same reasons given about this product even though Serviio is still under active development and does not rely on obsolete Microsoft Core components.

    You do not use SSL/TLS so any script kiddie can devise brute force, rainbow or dictionary attacks to obtain user login credentials. It also makes it alot easier to FUZZ the server to expose any parsing irregularities and database injection vulnerabilities.

    IMHO the safer option is to create a PHP web application that a customer can license to install on their low cost commercial web server with a real domain name to host their media and let the hosting provider worry about security and bandwidth attacks.

    Or just put your audio books onto your mobile devices and use a dedicated audiobook player app!

    Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

    MollieSoft, Why is this giveaway for version 1.0 when the current release on your site http://www.molliesoft.com/AudioWeb

    Is "Current Version: 1.2.1.0, released April 22, 2019."

    Also on that page it states:

    "Change Log:

    1.2.1.0 - Initial release."

    IF 1.2.1.0 is the inital release what the heck is version 1.0? a pre-release alphe or beta build?

    Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

    MollieSoft, why not just use any of the small open-source web servers available? Port the rest to .NET 4 and/or Mono and you could support XP/7/Vista/Linux, etc.

    Reply   |   Comment by temp  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

    temp,

    Good idea, but my personal expertise is .NET 4 and for me, using DotNet Core ASP.NET was the fastest and easiest way to implement my design for AudioWeb. Hopefully most folks will eventually migrate to Windows 8.1 or 10 anyway and this will become less of an issue.

    Thanks,
    MollieSoft

    Reply   |   Comment by MollieSoft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

    TK, You ARE installing 1.2.1.0, regardless what it says on the giveawayoftheday page. There is no other version as of present.
    - MollieSoft

    Reply   |   Comment by MollieSoft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

    MollieSoft, No I am not installing 1.2.1.0 or anything like this on my Windows 10 machines... I certainly do not need to increase the vulnerable surface area on any WIndows 10 machine especially with supporting end of life Microsoft components!

    Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #3

    Can a security expert comment on the risks associated with opening a port to the www in order to broadcast audio? I'm concerned about dropping my defenses like that.

    Reply   |   Comment by TGab  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

    TGab, you are right to be concerned about it even with mature and hardened fully supported software. I have posted a comment stating my concerns https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/audioweb/#comment-622367 we shall see if the moderator has any technical knowledge or not... if they have they will let my comment out of awaiting moderator aproval and let it be seen by the public if they hold it back they are purely concerned about the giveaway and not about the insane risks this product and the unsupported version of Microsoft DotNet Core they are wanting to install on innocent visitors machines.

    Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

    TGab, Yes and no, but on the other side your computer is already an open book to Microsoft, Google, Facebook et-al.
    But you're right I never trust programs like this one. If necessary I would prefer to run a dedicated computer/network for the task.
    On the other side, there are lots of alternatives (free and paid) for audio streaming.

    Reply   |   Comment by Luis  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

    Luis,

    What alternatives are you aware of that are audio-book friendly, e.g. allowing bookmarks, etc.?

    Thanks,
    MollieSoft

    Reply   |   Comment by MollieSoft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

    MollieSoft, Find alternatives here: alternativeto dot net/

    Reply   |   Comment by Luis  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
    #2

    Installed but when executed nothing happened??

    Reply   |   Comment by Chakotay  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
    #1

    Easy way for listening my own audio collection outside ! And share it sometimes with family or friend on any connected tool. So a PC need to run at home.


    Thanks a lot and best regards.

    Reply   |   Comment by Col Spontz  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)
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