WinstarNssmMiner Has Made a Fortune By Brutally Hijacking Computers

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  1. Montu

    Montu [H]ard DCOTM x4

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    According to the 360 Security Center a new cryptominer is making the rounds called WinstarNssmMiner. Their statistics show that their security product has intercepted over 500,000 attacks in 3 days. This is a nasty sucker because it tends to cause computers to crash if removal is attempted. Also, it turns off some antivirus protection and just keeps on mining for Monero cryptocurrency. Be on the lookout for this little beasty.

    Though WinstarNssmMiner has the ability to deceive antivirus software. It’s in its nature still a CryptorMiner and its implementation is based on the open source project, XMRIG. It comes with four ming pool and is able to determine mining pool based on the parameters passed to it.
     
  2. BSmith

    BSmith [H]ard|Gawd

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    And yet another reason this cryptocrazed crap must come to an end.

    Afterall, the primary reason cryptocrap exists is to support illegal activities. I guess that is why politicians are not concerned about doing anything about it.
     
  3. thebufenator

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    :meh:
     
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  4. Patton187

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    How does one brutally hijack a computer? Did they kick it in the chip set?
     
  5. katanaD

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    Brutally.. hijacking a computer??

    getting physical with a computer.. this comes to mind


     
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  6. Smashing Young Man

    Smashing Young Man [H]ard|Gawd

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    Crypto and its adherents need to die in a fire.
     
  7. Patton187

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    They threw it in the back of a van running Crysis 3 with no ventilation.
     
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  8. oROEchimaru

    oROEchimaru [H]ardness Supreme

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    that is not entirely true. a few cryptos exist for "privacy" aka illegal activities. a majority do not that have long term products that hopefully succeed (icon for IOT, XRP for bank transactions, Golemn for mass computing, zilliqa and cardano for legit transactions etc).

    However many of the privacy coins like mono and xvg (horrid shil pump/dump scam community) are heavily used for black market purposes or tax evasion. I dont know how long they will legally last. BTC is not a private coin but it burns down our planet and is dumb.
     
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  9. thebufenator

    thebufenator Gawd

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    How about no
     
  10. Verge

    Verge [H]ardness Supreme

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    If financial institutions want blockchain for bank->bank transactions, they will make their own. They don't need some dumb coin.
     
  11. Mike89

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    Another cryptofuck. I hate when articles talk about the most recent raping infection but then leave you hanging on what condoms you should be using and how to wash the stink out your you know what when you get it. My computer just hates it when it gets raped. She's a good old girl who always says keep your dick in your pants and leave me alone.
     
  12. oROEchimaru

    oROEchimaru [H]ardness Supreme

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    Not necessarily since it is not their specialty to develop amazing software or tech. That is why XRP/Ripple or ADA/Cardano will be successful in integrating with banks long term. Most coins that are "value coins or privacy/black market coins" to me are not a long term plan but may be hard to stop on the dark web. For cryptos partnering with major companies/banks it should be a win/win.
    a. develop the crypto infrastructure
    b. develop hardware/software that can replace less efficient counterparts
    c. have the efficiency have real world gains (it has to serve a purpose)
    d. have it save money
    e. have it not burn down the planet (graphic card mining is not good for the planet long term)

    some cryptos are using rasberry pis or other custom hardware long term (rfid tags). Others move to a POS type contract instead of POW (proof of work). Gen2/Gen3 cryptos seem to either be awesome in theory or a fake ico scam. I'm going to guess in a decade a dozen niche coins (super computing, bank helpers, contract helpers etc) survive and big company coins/efforts emerge that are not as profitable for the "investors" but are for the stock holders (amazon using an easy to use ETH integration platform)

    there are a few types of investors:
    a. have hardware > find something fun to mine
    b. buy hardware > try to mine
    c. mega miners (eth, btc, monero) > burn down the planet
    d. pump and dump, shills day traders
    e. legit day traders
    f. big time investors
    g. small investors using their $30 to $5k to invest

    Who knows
     
  13. profiled

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    alt coins and bitcoin is wet dream to traders.
     
  14. Verge

    Verge [H]ardness Supreme

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    Ummmmm, sure.


    People from eDonkey are definitely more innovative than all the developers at financial institutions. The shear notion of using raspberry pi's in a financial institutions proves you are talking completely out of your behind.
     
  15. oROEchimaru

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    I am not going that far. I'm saying most banks (chase and a local bank in wisconsin) where I know people that work in both the IT area and the lending areas... they specialize in services not hardware. They use hardware from other companies (servers, desktops, atm machines, transaction machines etc). What I am saying is XRP/ripple may develop the hardaware and software to help the banks lower costs and succeed further. For instance almost all banks in the wisconsin area use fiserv or another rival (i forget fi something else).. for their software and support. Most banks do not develop their own apps... this is why many banks still use apps they did develop in the 1980s or early 1990s .

    There is room for growth and innovation.