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Author Topic: 2014-05-09 CryptoCoinsNews - Bitcoin Vigil: Detecting Malware Through Bitcoin  (Read 323 times)
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May 11, 2014, 10:42:46 AM

Bitcoin Vigil: Detecting Malware Through Bitcoin

<< Bitcoin-stealing malware has drained the wallets of many unlucky victims over the years. The more valuable and understood Bitcoin becomes, the more such attacks can be expected. Common sense security practices, like not opening random links or attachments in unsolicited emails, certainly help to lower the risk of malware infection. But unless your bitcoins funds are vaulted within an air-gapped device or consigned to a paper wallet, it’s hard (if not impossible) to eliminate the threat of malware entirely. Yet a cunning new web service, known as Bitcoin Vigil, employs an unsecured, relatively low-value Bitcoin wallet as bait to malware. >>

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