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June 18, 2011, 03:39:29 AM
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I'm very surprised this hasn't been posted yet!  About a week ago I downloaded the poclbm miner from the following address:  https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Poclbm

The MD5 hash shown on the site for the download (c726f05af3252ac2236201d10448953f) does NOT match the actual MD5 hash of the downloaded file (844a2f252fbf00f89b38aab65b087c8c).  The latter hash has no hits on google, after at least a week.

With the recent explosion in the price of btc/usd and incidents of bitcoin wallets being stolen, I'm extremely conscious of any possible malware (especially keyloggers) making their way onto my mining PC.  What better way than via the miners themselves?

Does it not seem suspicious that the poclbm MD5 hash is out of sync on that site?  Any advice to proactively check for any sort of threats to wallet.dat other than the obvious AVG and malwarebytes?  I'm already securing wallet.dat on a TrueCrypt drive and backing up to off-site storage heavily encrypted, but file-transferring malware + keylogger will make these steps ineffective.

Thanks!

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June 18, 2011, 03:59:10 AM
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Wow, the first time I see that the md5sum is not matching the download files. It seems some one add the md5sum after another people uploaded the file, so a mismatch. Wiki may be modified sometimes and not changed back too quick, so pay attention on it.

If you want verify it, you may ask who is the original author and download from their repository, which should be safer.
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