Isa Hasn • almost 12 years ago
Virus-based theft is a HUGE problem, no?
No matter how much cryptographic protection there is during the entire transaction process, this system will always be vulnerable to end-user virus theft - where a virus performs the actions that a human would usually do to authorize a transaction. This scares me to the point of being discouraged about the entire system, as optimistic as I am about technology.
Can anyone explain to me why this problem alone is not enough to throw this whole idea out the window? I can just forsee the day when MintChips go mainstream, and then you have malware botnets which generate value messages from connected MintChips on infected machines and sends money to a rogue remote server.
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