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May 16, 2014

punking MS users via the blockchain

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punking MS users via the blockchain

If you're dumb enough to run a Bitcoin instance on Windows…

Earlier today, a virus signature from the virus "DOS/STONED" was uploaded into the Bitcoin blockchain, which allows small snippets of text to accompany user transactions with bitcoin. Since this is only the virus signature and not the virus itself, there apparently is no danger to users in any way. However, MSE recognizes the signature for the virus and continuously reports it as a threat, and every time it deletes the file, the bitcoin client will simply re-download the missing blockchain. - edc678

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