µTorrent Could Literally Blow Up Your PC!
Ryan Simmons / 2 years ago
According to Motherboard, a package has been discovered that is linked to the popular Torrent download client µTorrent, that seemingly could destroy your computer. Not with a virus, but physically destroy it. This package, an app called ‘Epic Scale’, seemingly uses the processing power of your machine to mine Bitcoin for both Epic Scale and µTorrent.
A clause in the terms of Epic Scale raised eyebrows when someone noticed it and posted it on the µTorrent forums.
“You release Epic Scale and its agents … from and against all claims … arising from or related to (i) the use of the Application on your computer, including without limitation any blowouts or other damage to your computer from overheating due to intensive use of graphics cards or chips, or any slowing of your processing speed.”
What that effectively means, is that you’re giving the developers of this software the right to physically destroy your PC. Superfish is one thing, but a piece of software that you unknowingly give permission to destroy your computer is another; their profit at your expense.