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May 17, 2017, 03:27:41 PM
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Haha, love this:

http://thehackernews.com/2017/05/smb-exploit-cryptocurrency-mining.html

Crypto is finally finding its way Smiley
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May 17, 2017, 03:37:56 PM
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This is funny, just goes to show that you can be more effective taking advantage of people's stupidity in a patient and stealthy way. Kinda off-topic, but does it bug anyone else when a supposedly security-related site doesn't have HTTPS? It just seems kinda ironic.

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May 17, 2017, 03:55:19 PM
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now thats a good one, so we all potentially could have been
or still are mining Monero without knowing.

and the WannaCry croud probably didnt know either and were themselves
probably mining Monero without knowing [i hope]

this is classic  Grin

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May 17, 2017, 05:47:41 PM
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now thats a good one, so we all potentially could have been
or still are mining Monero without knowing.

and the WannaCry croud probably didnt know either and were themselves
probably mining Monero without knowing [i hope]

this is classic   Grin

I believe it makes system performance sluggish, so people might have known something was up, but apart from that I don't think there were any other major indicators.

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