01 Dec '13, 5pm

Apps come bundled with secret Bitcoin mining programs, paper over the practice with EULAs

Apps come bundled with secret Bitcoin mining programs, paper over the practice with EULAs

So now that we have proof that a PUP is installing miners on users systems, do they do it without ever letting the user know? Well not exactly, their EULA specifically covers a section on Computer Calculations: COMPUTER CALCULATIONS, SECURITY: as part of downloading a Mutual Public, your computer may do mathematical calculations for our affiliated networks to confirm transactions and increase security. Any rewards or fees collected by WBT or our affiliates are the sole property of WBT and our affiliates. Their explanation is basically the purpose of Bitcoin Miners and that they will install this software on the system, run it, use up your system resources and finally keep all rewards from the effort YOUR system puts in. Talk about sneaky. In my opinion, PUPs have gone to a new low with the inclusion of this type of scheme, they already collected information on your browsin...

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