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Antivirus That Let's You Mine Ethereum

By StarkMatan | Toddler Hodler | 10 Jun 2021


The crypto world is a totally different beast from all other fields of investement. The concept itself is a stuff of "cyber future", that is so complex(and beautiful) that a lot of folks don't even care to understand the basics.

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So it's not a suprise that some of the weirdest things happen in this niche, like cars that will mine crypto while parked. Today we have a less grotesque, but still impressive news - a computer antivurus software that has a built-in algorith for mining ETH.

Existing Problem

A vast majority of antivirus software detects miners work as a possible threat to your computer. Why? Because of cryptojacking. Hackers can install a malware onto your machine, to use your GPU to their needs. When you install software to mine yourself, it uses a very similiar algorithm, so the antivirus can't tell a difrence. That leads to miners turning it off, when the proccess is active. And that is, you know, not safe. 

A Solution

Norton 360 will get a built-in algorithm to mine Ethreum without loosing protection from the malware and viruses, pretty cool, right?

We will have to wait and see, how this works in practice and if it won't speed up wearing off of your GPU, but the concept itself, IMO, is a good one.

And, as always, the more easy it gets to enter the crypto world, the more eyeballs it gets, the more new investors come - the better. What do you think?

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