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November 04, 2014, 10:09:03 AM
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Ars Technica has an article about Windows Update pulling in a driver update for the popular FTDI chipset bricking knock-off chips.
I don't know if any mining hardware is using these knock-off chips, but I would suggest being careful about connecting anything to a Windows system for now.
Note that if you have the WinUSB driver installed (BFx2 and cgminer users), you shouldn't be affected - but if it were me, I wouldn't risk it.

If you know devices affected, please post here to let others know.

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November 04, 2014, 10:15:01 AM
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Duplicate thread:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=831601.0

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November 04, 2014, 10:16:25 AM
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Ars Technica has an article about Windows Update pulling in a driver update for the popular FTDI chipset bricking knock-off chips.
I don't know if any mining hardware is using these knock-off chips, but I would suggest being careful about connecting anything to a Windows system for now.
Note that if you have the WinUSB driver installed (BFx2 and cgminer users), you shouldn't be affected - but if it were me, I wouldn't risk it.

If you know devices affected, please post here to let others know.
Waw,waw waw waw !! ... INCREDIBLE !  Roll Eyes  thanx for the advice Luke..  Wink another reason to stay (or coming) to Unix.. ( but yes... as CK said,  that's a duplicate thread.)
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November 04, 2014, 11:34:52 AM
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Thanks, I'll lock this one.

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