27 Sep '15, 2am

Data shows bitcoin malware potentially on the decline: One of the biggest challenges still affecting Bitcoin,

One of the biggest challenges still affecting Bitcoin, and especially its adoption, is the variety of related malware and other types of scams. Even relatively benign malware programs that steal computing power, rather than actual BTC, tarnish the reputation of Bitcoin. Data compiled by digital security firm Kaspersky Lab, however, suggests that the amount of Bitcoin malware declined in the second quarter of 2015. The information also shows that cryptocurrency could in fact be safer than traditional banking. Importantly, virus that targets traditional banking services make up the vast majority of all malware, some 83 percent. And while Bitcoin is a popular target for hackers, it is not nearly as popular as traditional banking services. So not only is Bitcoin-related malware on the decline, but compared to the traditional banking software sector, Bitcoin malware is actually...

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