08 Apr '13, 2am

This new trojan can take over your PC and start generating Bitcoins

This new trojan can take over your PC and start generating Bitcoins

A new trojan has appeared on Skype that takes over your PC and turns it into a remote processor for generating Bitcoins. (Best money closer to the top image by Zach Copley , CC BY-SA 2.0 ) Bitcoin is a strange beast. The open source virtual currency is not considered a real currency by the US Government — but all a currency really needs to gain traction is belief in its value. Thus, Bitcoin has taken off, rapidly skyrocketing in the last couple of months to the point where it's now at an exchange rate of US$165 (at time of writing). To put that in perspective, in just May of 2010, a US$25 pizza was worth around 10,000 Bitcoins . How do you get Bitcoins, though? In very simple terms, the process is called "mining", and it allows the user to allocate their computer's resources to the Bitcoin server, increasing the server's security and processing power. In return, the user c...

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Skype trojan forces Bitcoin mining

Skype trojan forces Bitcoin mining

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