You probably have heard of some malware trying to take control of your PC. But get this. Now people are renting out time for jobs to run on your PC. This appeals to the gangsters. The evil deeds they do will come from your PC under their control.
Damn. This is quite a setup. Part of the defense against criminal activity is to check the IP address of the place where connections are coming from. If a botnet has compromised computers all across the world, the traffic might look legitimate to the untrained eye. Furthermore my computer might be aiding the crime.
I used to not care too much about spyware and malware. Who really cares if somebody is stealing cycles from my PC? Now I know the answer. I care.
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