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Bitcoin extortion threat for address 14poC1Jg97vuvsyoKSZYz7h276LoAZcrtn?

I have received an email saying my computer was hacked a long time ago with a threat of realeasing personal details unless I pay a ransom to a bit coin address: 14poC1Jg97vuvsyoKSZYz7h276LoAZcrtn Is ...
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what's the link between iSCSI protocol and "stratum+tcp attacks

I found a strange file under/var/tmp directory, named ietd.conf { "url" : "stratum+tcp://188.165.254.85:80", "user" : "46Z6dQ77i2qAapF4kjLXaaYKCB59eajwaZbmtyyPsxDXWyxPS5nfYoe5t4R7yTgsvT ...
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How do I get my bitcoins back if they got sent to an incorrect address?

I loaded my localbitcoin wallet with a total of $100 - I did 2 separate transactions. The first time I added $50, I tried to send half of it to cardrockcafe but it never showed up, so I tried to add ...
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How can I be sure that bitcoin mining software is not compromised?

I have been interested of generating Bitcoins but how can I be sure that the software that is available for this is not somehow compromised? My concern is that the software may have some backdoor (...
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If Bitcoin is not stolen from an address for some months does it suggest that malware did not capture the key?

Some months ago, using bitaddress.org (offline but using my normal operating system), I made a key pair, copied the key and address to paper and stored a small quantity of Bitcoin at the address. ...
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Is the threat of computer malware to steal Bitcoin exaggerated?

Some months ago I put a small amount of Bitcoin into an account and wrote the address and private key into a text file. I have left on my computers and on those of a couple of friends. The money hasn’...
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Can I create a public address for Bitcoin without the private address appearing on the screen?

Is there JavaScript which will do this? I would generate a 256 bit password using 99 dice throws, enter it into JavaScript on an offline computer (like using bitaddress.org) and get an address to ...
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altcoin execoin miner is infected?

looking for asic-proof alt-coins, I found one called EXE coin. however, it requires their version of the miner and it says standard miners won't work. firefox/waterfox claims the binary is infected. ...
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What are the methods for getting an old, used windows P.C. ready for secure Bitcoin usage? [closed]

Let's say I am about to set my Grandmother up with a wallet. I have no idea what she has on her computer. There could be a host of malware, keyloggers etc. Let's also say that a complete wipe and ...
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Trying to download miner but Google Chrome marks them as malicious/malware

First I tried GUIMiner-scrypt and then cgminer-3.9.0-windows.zip Both archives are marked as malicious in Google Chrome. I googled and have not found articles about that. Do other people get such ...
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Ransomware requesting payment through Bitcoin

I read this article recently, talking about the emergence of "ransomware". An excerpt is: The newer CryptoLocker differs by taking the ransom to a whole new level. Upon infection it doesn't make a ...
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Why are coin miners (such as GUIMiner) a “threat” in Windows Defender?

I opened up my GUIMiner and I got a rather unfriendly "Win32/CoinMiner" threat of "Medium." I installed this program knowingly, so should I be concerned? Is this just a problem because people have ...