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uTorrent update secretly installs Bitcoin miner

uTorrent has been caught secretly bundling and installing a Bitcoin miner with its latest client update. The latest update has been found to secretly install EpicScale without user permission, which uses a certain amount of CPU power to mine Bitcoin in the background. Since the program comes automatically as part …

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YourFreeProxy installs a bitcoin miner without telling you

If following the spate of recent blocks here in the UK, you’ve been looking for alternative ways to visit your favourite torrent site, you may have made use of YourFreeProxy, a toolbar that provides a simple way of circumventing any government sanctioned censorship. However, it turns out that “the most …

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