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    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
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    And what is GitHub and BitCoins?
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    GitHub is a huge and reputable website that hosts a tremendous amount of open source code. BitCoins, well, the jury's out on the reputation of that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    GitHub is a huge and reputable website that hosts a tremendous amount of open source code. BitCoins, well, the jury's out on the reputation of that one.
    BitCoins have been in the news lately (NPR radio, papers, etc.) - basically seem to be 'digital currency' (info HERE) - their value seems to change like in the stock market - don't really understand the process but appears that if you own them on your computer that now they can be stolen? WELL, I'll keep my current retirement plan - Dave

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    Reserving final judgement about Bitcoins, but I personally think its a shell game for the 21st century. Like a lot of things in the world, may have started off as a noble idea but seems to be rife for abuse and fraud.

    Github explained above. The legit developer who's app was hijacked by the malware has since taken down his program in an effort to thwart the ne'er-do-wells.

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    I have updated the 1st post with some additional info ...

    Cheers ... McBie
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    The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.

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    Here's some more news about this malware from Mac Security News Software and Reviews for Macintosh Mac OS X Security Firewalls Desktop Network Security secure mac os x Virus Encryption PGP macosx

    New Mac Security News
    We just added the following news to our Site:

    02.13.2014

    Wednesday evening, Apple updated XProtect to defend against the two known variants of OSX/CoinThief.

    SecureMac has more information on how the CoinThief malware is initially installed on infected systems, with steps it takes to disguise its behavior. Read more information about CoinThief.

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