07 Mar '15, 4am

BEWARE: uTorrent Update Secretly Installs Bitcoin Mining Software

BEWARE: uTorrent Update Secretly Installs Bitcoin Mining Software

uTorrent is secretly installing Epic Scale Bitcoin Mining Software on user’ computer to get some bucks – They claim it’s a distributed computing platform, but that’s not true. When you hear the word uTorrent it should remind you of piracy, downloading movies, music or books, but today the popular BitTorrent client uTorrent is in news for some other reason and it’s not good. It started on Thursday, when users started reporting how uTorrent secretly installed a cryptocurrency mining software called Epic Scale in its version 3.4.2 build 28913. Epic Scale is a Bitcoin miner that purports to use your ‘unused processing power to change the world. That means the uTorrent is trying to get some bucks by using your computer processor, according to Trusted Reviews . One of the user going with the handle of ‘Groundrunner’ was the first one to notice the mysterious software installatio...

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