13 Dec '12, 9am

Yet another negative headline I'm going to have to explain to all the noobs in my life... - #Bitcoin

Earlier today, Antivirus maker Trend Micro informed the world via blog post that a Trojan disguised as a component of their own virus scanning software was dropping “Bitcoin-Mining Malware.” Other news sites have been quick to follow and of course it’s making the rounds on the forums . Sadly, every last one of them appears to be letting the hype draw them away from some obvious statements. First, there is of course no such thing as “Bitcion-Mining Malware” – there’s just Bitcoin mining software. This is an important distinction we need to make if we’re to sway the court of public opinion: tools are tools, not good or evil, they just exist. Most of us in the Bitcoin community are probably already familiar with this mindset, but those entering now aren’t necessarily like the early adopters – many are the sort of people who can’t understand why a non-criminal would own lock p...

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