posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 08:02 AM
at over $890 a coin today, can you blame them. lmao.
I don't mine bitcoins because it's just pointless without dedicated hardware. you can't mine them with gpus any more, you need asic miners. But with a
billion people, the satoshis add up, so I can see it being something to look out for if you are really stupid and can't tell when your video card is
running full throttle.. or your cpu is maxed out. or your fans are blowing hot air everywhere.. or your pc is just as slow as a wet week..
as it is I'm mining litecoin... even that has seen an increase of 500%... so it's actually worth while for me again. For now.
but I really doubt people are sneaking malware onto your pc for gpu mining. you'd know about it when your video card is blowing up...
also it would only work for amd video cards, nvidia cards do not do anything useful.
you would be in more danger of cpu miners in a botnet.. but as I say, if you know your pc, you know it's doing it. However, if your library has 5 pc's
all running slow, I'd be changing the address of where the coins are sent
edit on 27-11-2013 by winofiend because: (no reason given)