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YourFreeProxy Is Caught Installing A Toolbar That Mines Bitcoin On The Sly

By Archean
Dec 2, 2013
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  1. bobcat

    bobcat TechSpot Paladin Posts: 688   +67

    The case reminds me of a couple of quotes, of which it is an excellent example:

    There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch (TANSTAAFL)
    and
    The only free lunch is the cheese in the mouse trap.

    Plus, the underhand practice employed demonstrates once more that:
    Nobody reads Terms of Service and End User License Agreements.

    Except that it can’t be called underhand if it gives “overhand” warning.
     
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,055   +970

    So then basically, there's malware in this free toolbar. Whooda thought that could ever happen.l
     


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