Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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January 24th, 2022 - More intelligible API quotas, onboarding handholding and VTDIFF fix

What's new? 

  • More intelligible API limits view. VirusTotal API keys are governed by a set of privileges and consumption quotas. Consumption quotas dictate how many lookups a given user can perform in a given time frame. There are three different types of quotas that can apply to API keys: per minute, per day and per month. If you consume your per minute allowance, you will be unable to retrieve any further information from the API until the next minute. The same goes for the daily limit and monthly limits. In other words, the most limiting quota is enforced. This often led users to misunderstandings. We have revamped the user API key and the premium group API key views in an effort to make things more understandable, similarly, we have introduced shortcuts to common tools and documentation for the API:

  • Onboarding handholding. At VirusTotal we are committed to making our users successful. We want you to become power users and we want to make sure our platform aligns to your goals. New users added to VT ENTERPRISE groups are now receiving some onboarding tips and materials. For now these mostly point to our golden use cases outlined in our Getting Started guide

What's fixed?

  •  Session not found bug in VTDIFF. VTDIFF is a VT HUNTING component that allows users to automatically identify optimal binary patterns to detect a group of files and build YARA rules with these. Recent improvements had introduced a transient bug whereby a "Not found" view was being displayed upon launching a new VTDIFF job. This has now been fixed and you should no longer see this random behaviour.