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+ - uTorrent can steal your CPU cycles to mine Bitcoins->

Submitted by mlauzon
mlauzon (818714) writes "Engadget is reporting that the most recent version of uTorrent [3.4.2] is installing Epic Scale in the background to mine for Bitcoins and steal your computers CPU cycles, and BitTorrent Inc. reaps the rewards and you get nothing. It's bad enough that BitTorrent had to include ads in uTorrent, but this is icing on their cake. My suggestion is to jump ship and show BitTorrent Inc. that it can't do what it's doing and get away with it. Check out qBittorrent (http://www.qbittorrent.org/), a completely open source client licensed under GPLv2."
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Comment: script (Score 1) 5

not a great idea
for example if there is a flash update
and there have been MANY back to back every few days

you will need to agree to the CLOSED SOURCE [b] END USER AGREEMENT [/b]

for ubuntu there is a desktop gui widget

just manually check IF there are updates
but do not just blindly try to auto install them

look at them first

Comment: Re:Hello microwave (Score 1) 181

" I also don't understand how a drive can be ruled as evidence if nothing is yet discovered on the hard drive. I don't understand how the prosecution can ask for a default judgement without solid compelling evidence of a crime. Without a discovery of the drives contents I'm assuming they had other evidence.

they DO
it is a IP address that anyone in the world could have spoofed
very very very week evidence

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