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Heartbleed Bug: No Worries

Hey All,

As many are aware by now, the “Heartbleed” bug was a major issue on the internet, which allowed a malicious user to request information from a compromised secure server without password or usernames. The people at OpenSSL along with all of the major OpenSource software companies that use OpenSSL for their Secure Sockets have patched their applications and regenerated public certificates.

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Over the past week we have been investigating our systems and have found that www.videobox.com is not affected by this issue. Our SSL (secure socket layer) is handled by a specialized piece of equipment that does not run OpenSSL but uses another form of SSL that does not have the Heartbeat functionality enabled. Our tech team is taking the steps needed to guarantee that our SSL certificates are safe by having the upstream providers of the certs issue new ones as a precautionary step. We have performed some tests and attempted to exploit our own systems using the known means for Heartbleed exploitation and were unable to gather any information from our systems.

If you’d like to understand some more about how the Heartbleed exploit works, here is a small comic that explains things pretty well: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/heartbleed_explanation.png.

Rest assured that VB users have not been compromised by Heartbleed. You may want to change your VB password anyway, though, as an event like this is a nice reminder that keeping your passwords fresh is a good idea.

Cheers,
Bob and the VB Team

Video Issues Update

As some of our members have mentioned on this blog and via email, we have recently had issues with some of our video servers. Aging hardware, heavy recent traffic and content scrapers repeatedly blasting the servers requesting videos (including what is likely a purposeful denial-of-service attack) have created a storm of activity for our Ops team to deal with. Sometimes the issues disappear completely and then return suddenly as attacks change, and we always respond as quickly as we can.

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Please accept our apology for any inconvenience this has caused you, and rest assured that these issues are being addressed directly and will continue to be until service is not only restored but improved. We are literally working 24/7 to make things better, but with such a huge library of content any solution takes longer than anyone would prefer.

One important note: a common suggestion we have seen members offer up in scene comments is to change the mcache URL in a download if a particular scene is not downloading. This trick has actually made things worse, and as part of our operational improvements, it will stop working at all in the near future, so please refrain from doing it. If you have trouble with a given file, please let us know via our contact form, or try downloading it again a little later. In the meantime, hopefully one of the other 94,000+ scenes on the site will also be to your liking. :-)

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P.S. If you are frustrated or unhappy with any aspect of the site, send us a message using our contact form and our customer service team will do their very best to make you happy again. We believe it is our job to provide you with a satisfying service in return for your money and loyalty, and contacting us is always more effective and direct than blog or scene comments which we may not see until later.

Best Regards,
Bob and the VB Team

Stream VB on Your PS4 or XBOX!

Hey VideoBoxers,

Last week we released a minor change that enables streaming of our videos from the VideoBox player page in the browser on your brand-new PlayStation 4 or XBOX One, as well as your not-as-new XBOX 360. I figured you’d probably want to know that!

Unfortunately, the browser on the PlayStation 3 does not have adequate html5 support (at least, the test model I have doesn’t, and a quick internet search returned a bunch of complaints and laments about the poor or nonexistent html5 support on that console). Last I checked, though, downloading to the PS3 and watching the videos from its hard drive works just fine. But feel free to use VideoBox as your excuse to upgrade to the new console generation — I’m sure Santa will understand! :-)

Happy Belated Thanksgiving, and Enjoy –
Bob and the VB Staff

Who’s The Girl In The Home Page Video?

Hey VideoBoxers,

We’ve had several people ask for a list of the girls in the looping preview video we show on our home page before you login to the site. The final version was culled from a huge selection of our content which was whittled down over time, and some of the starlets’ appearances are so brief or difficult to identify that there’s no way we could figure out who everyone is. Individual portions of preview videos like this are selected for the hotness of the action, and what we think will show off our wares in the most enticing manner to potential members, rather than strictly by title, studio, or star.

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All that aside, I asked our hard-working team members to come as close as they could to a list of “Who’s That Girl?” and here’s what they could determine for you:

Starting from “15,000 movies” girl giving double handjob:

  • Double handjob – Kristina Rose
  • Oiled Ass- ???
  • Standing dog 3some – don’t know
  • Big booty dick rider – Alexis Texas
  • Girl with finger in mouth – Tori Black (not positive)
  • Blonde with big tits getting fucked – Alanah Rae (not positive)
  • Tit fucked brunette – Rebecca Linares
  • Bukkake broad – London Keyes
  • 2 leopard print lesbos – No clue (Euro girls for sure)
  • Screaming girl getting boned – Kristina Rose
  • Drooling dick – Skin Diamond
  • Big titty fuck with tongue ring – Katie Kox (we think)
  • Pantie chick – Rebecca Linares (we think)
  • RCG anal grinder- No clue
  • Oiled up titty fucker – Kagney Linn Karter
  • Oiled doggie style – Tori Black
  • Kissing girls – One is Kelly Divine (we think)
  • Dick Sucker – Sunny Lane
  • Crying Doggie style girl – Sadie West
  • Facial chick – Diamond Kitty
  • Blonde with finger in mouth – Angelina Armani
  • Blonde facial – Nikki Sexx (not positive)
  • DP – No clue

So, there you have it. We hope this helps you find some new favorite stars! And, you can always have some fun tracking down the ones we didn’t know on VB and letting us all know what’s what in the comments below.

Cheers,
Bob

Trusted Partners

Hey VideoBoxers,

I hope you all had a great summer and that life is treating you well here at the edge of fall. I just wanted to point out and explain the new link you may have seen on your “My VB” page, which is titled “Trusted Partners.”

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We had a similar page on VB2, so this isn’t a new idea, but we’re excited about this addition to VB3 because we’ve had some time to develop relationships with other sites that don’t just offer more of the same. So we’re kicking off our Trusted Partners page with a few offerings from the MetArt network: MetArt, SexArt and The Life Erotic. I believe that if you take a look at what they have, you’ll find it’s different from, and complimentary to, what we provide. We also know that the folks at MetArt will treat you right.

That last point cannot be overstated. We pride ourselves on conducting our business with integrity and treating our customers as valued members deserving of the best service we can provide. Many of you have come to trust us and have experienced excellent service from our Customer Support team, and we are only going to offer you deals and discounts from sites whose staff will treat you the same way we would.

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There will be more sites added in the weeks and months to come. We hope you will check the Trusted Partners page now and then, and will find something that you enjoy. And, if you feel strongly against seeing promotions on VB, please remember that you don’t have to look at the page if you really don’t want to. But of course I encourage you to take a look; I believe you will be pleasantly surprised.

Cheers,
Bob

Valentine’s iPad and Roku Giveaway!

UPDATE 3/4: The giveaway drawing took place on Wednesday, and we have our winners! We have emailed all of them, and we’ll announce them in a separate post as soon as we have heard back from every one. Thanks to every one of you who entered! If you didn’t win, please stay tuned… there will be another cool giveaway announcement soon.

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Hello Everyone,

Valentine’s Day is coming up fast, and it’s all about love, so we want to show you some love by offering you a chance to win a new 32GB wi-fi iPad with retina display (retail $599) or one of five Roku LTs, all absolutely FREE! These prizes will be awarded via a random drawing of eligible entries which will take place on Monday, February 25th. Read on for more details…

To be eligible to win the iPad or 1 of the 5 Roku LTs, you must:

  • Have an active VideoBox account as of 2pm PST on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013;
  • Be opted-in to receive email at the address on file in your account;
  • Have been logged-in to VideoBox within the previous 60 days prior to Wednesday, February 13th, 2013;
  • Click on the link in the email we will send to all members who meet the above criteria.

That’s it! Just make sure you can receive our emails, then click on the email and you’re entered! Don’t forget to add haley@vb-mail.com to your email address book. For instructions on how, click here.

The email will be sent on Thursday, February 14th (a.k.a. Valentine’s Day). Please allow time for delivery; sometimes ISPs queue up or stagger large email sends, so it may not get to you exactly on Valentine’s Day. If you think you are eligible but have not received the email by Monday, February 18, email us using the contact form at http://www.videobox.com/support/contact and we will look into it. If you don’t know how to update the email address you have on file, check here.

Happy Valentine’s Day from the VideoBox Team!

P.S. For official rules please see: VideoBox Valentine’s Giveaway

Congrats to Roku Giveaway Winners!

Happy New Year, everyone. Just wanted to congratulate the following lucky recipients of a brand-new Roku 2 XS, who entered our giveaway via this post:

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  • Smokey8131
  • wildSM
  • colvidcon
  • chillinvillin

To all of you who entered but did not win, thanks very much for your entries, and of course for your membership! We are just beginning to sort through the massive amount of great feedback you gave us, and we’ll soon be discussing it to look for ways we can make you guys even happier this year.

And, our next giveaway will be starting soon. We have more great prizes in store for you, so be sure to check back now and then so you don’t miss out on the awesomeness to come. In the meantime, I guess you’ll just have to settle for watching some porn while you wait. :-)

Cheers,
Bob and the Whole VB Staff

Holiday Free Roku Giveaway!!

UPDATE: The giveaway drawing is now closed, and we are no longer accepting new entries. We have emailed all the winners, and we’ll announce them in a separate post as soon as we have heard back from all of them. Thanks to every one of you who entered!

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Hello VideoBoxers! ‘Tis the holiday season, and to ring in this special time of year, we have decided to give away 5 top of the line Roku boxes to you, our valued members! What better way to escape and relax from the holiday craziness than watching your favorite VideoBox scenes and movies on your big-screen TV?!

We’re giving away Roku XS boxes to 5 lucky winners that will be drawn at random. These Rokus are top of the line and retail at $99.99.

To be eligible to win a Roku, all we ask of you is to answer the following questions in the comments section of this post:

  • What is your VideoBox account username?
  • What is your favorite feature or aspect of VideoBox.com or the Roku channel?
  • What is your #1 suggestion that would make VideoBox or the Roku channel even better?
  • What specific studio or content genre would you like to see more of?

That’s it! Just answer the above questions in the comments section of this post and you’re entered! Don’t forget to include your username so we can contact you if you’re chosen.

The drawing will be on Thursday, December 20.

This giveaway is only available to residents of the United States and territories, and you must have a current active account at the time of the drawing.

We will be doing many more giveaways in the new year, so keep your eyes peeled!

Happy Holidays from the VideoBox Team!

For official rules please see: Holiday Roku Giveaway

Favorite VideoBox Scene? part 3

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It hardly seems possible that 4 1/2 years have transpired since part 1 of favorite VideoBox scene appeared on the blog, as well as 3 1/4 years since the part 2 follow-up. I do believe my all-time favorite VideoBox offering continues to be the scene (two scenes actually) I discussed in this article. However, with over 70,000 scenes on site, it’s quite difficult to isolate one particular favorite. In today’s post, I’ll present one of my favorite scenes which I haven’t previously discussed. I invite all within the membership to list your favorite VB scenes in a reply to the post, and I’ll link them up for easy accessibility.

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MP4 Clips Fixed

Just a quick note to let you all know we have discovered the source of our problem with MP4 custom clips. Content released from here forward should not be affected, and will play on the major video playback programs for both Windows and Mac. Last night we began re-encoding affected files that are currently on the site, so those fixes will hit the site as they are completed.

If you see any issues with custom clips, please use the form on our contact page and give us as much info as possible on the affected scene.

Note: full-scene downloads were not affected, and will continue to be fine, and we have no plan to remove full-scene WMVs at this time.

Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Cheers,
The VB Team