500M Avira Antivirus Users Introduced to Cryptomining

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Banking on the population of old or tech illiterate people to allow them to make a fair amount of mining bucks on the side at the end user's expense, what a scummy move. Hope this really bites them, but their target population ensures they'll probably always have business.

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problem with this is this will cause a serious trust erosion in security products

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That might be good in a way, I think that it can cause some people to be extra cautious about installing anything off the internet.. and they will try to better understand what's coming in the application prior to using it

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John McAfee would like a word.

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Avira doesn’t have 50M users, what a bizarre title

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What's going on with all this sh*t? Like.. come on, people use your products to get rid of malware, not to install it 🤦‍♂️

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welcome to capitalism where profit is the only concern.

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I feel like a LOT of companies are going to use this to get around pirating and profit off of free users rather than nag them to buy a license. While still having subscriptions or something to earn most profit.

This is legitimately the most common sense use case I can see for crypto since it was invented

Finally, I’d like to add that camDown helps stop foreign state actors (FSA's) from accessing your webcam and I feel your mother would feel the same!