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uTorrent silently installing bundled Bitcoin mining software

by Volker Weber

BitTorrent client uTorrent has come under fire from users after it emerged the software’s latest update comes bundled with Bitcoin mining software. The piece of software, named Epic Scale, is a Bitcoin miner that purports to use your 'unused processing power to change the world.'

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Dazu hat "Ars Technica" ein ganz gutes Stück. Leider geht hier ja kein HTML. Daher der Hinweis arstechnica.com Slash information-technology Slash 2015 Slash 03 Slash torrent-latest-victim-of-crapware-paranoia...

Thomas Cloer, 2015-03-07

Its a non story, this is bundled but you can easily opt out

David Guillaume, 2015-03-07

I think this is brilliant. Every large organization should build a small start up that runs on every PC and mines when the PC is inactive.

Craig Wiseman, 2015-03-08

I have another brilliant idea for you. Plug in extra heaters into your office power outlets and sell the heat you are generating.

Volker Weber, 2015-03-08

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