Ramblings of an old Doc
Making it safe for cryptocurrency mining
Published on June 4, 2021 By DrJBHL In Personal Computing

Norton...remember how much we loved it? Me either.

“As the crypto economy continues to become a more important part of our customers’ lives, we want to empower them to mine cryptocurrency with Norton, a brand they trust,” said Vincent Pilette, CEO of NortonLifeLock. “Norton Crypto is yet another innovative example of how we are expanding our Cyber Safety platform to protect our customers’ ever-evolving digital lives."

Really? Is he joking?

This is incredible. Never mind that this new software will make it safer to use software from doubtful sources to try and unlock codes. It will shorten your computer's life. It seems possible that Norton's longer range plan is to set up pools of computers with their Crypto software, sort of like the SETI model to decrease individual computer loads.

Just think: This crap, along with Norton's "security software" will arrive as crapware/bloatware on some new computers!

This is a security software company?


Comments
on Jun 04, 2021

A while back Norton started relying on their popularity for instead the f providing their best software. Now System Mechanic is you best full security software.