Current detection of Bitcoin miners.

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Current detection of Bitcoin miners.

Up until recently F-secure flagged Bitcoin miners as Riskware;

 

http://community.f-secure.com/t5/Security/F-Secure-treats-cgminer-and/td-p/28988

 

http://community.f-secure.com/t5/Security/F-Secure-blocking-cgminer-after/m-p/42259#M7839

 

And  Application.BitCoinMiner.BU still appears in the threat detections;

 

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But very recently this detection appears to have been dropped.

 

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Since these miners can potentially be used to create botnets can I ask why detection appears to be have been dropped while other vendors ( Malwarebytes, MacAfee, Symantec etc) still flag these files as malicious?

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Former F-Secure Employee

Re: Current detection of Bitcoin miners.

Legitimate applications are classified as such.

 

We of course aim to detect possible dropper components used. (In case of malicious activity.)

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Former F-Secure Employee

Re: Current detection of Bitcoin miners.

Legitimate applications are classified as such.

 

We of course aim to detect possible dropper components used. (In case of malicious activity.)

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