Norton360 Antivirus Software will Permit its 13mln Clients to Mine Ethereum
NortonLifeLock, the popular cybersecurity company, has introduced Norton Crypto, a software facilitating clients to securely mine cryptocurrency via its Norton 360 product. Starting today, pre-determined users of 360 will receive the invitation to become a member of Norton’s early adopter plan for mining of Ether.
Norton also intends to set up the mining facility to almost all of its roughly 13 million 360 clients in the forthcoming months. Norton stressed that its service permits users to mine without a need for switching off their antivirus software.
While speaking to CNN Business, the firm further stated it intends to back mining of several more leading cryptocurrencies that permit the firm’s clients to receive maximum reward for their computational power.
“While the company will start slow, with a focus on helping customers safely mine Ethereum, NortonLifeLock is considering adding reputable crypto currencies in the future.”
Vincent Pilette, chief product officer at NortonLifeLock, is proud of his company for being the first to provide applications that help miners to “safely and simply transform the idle time on their Computers into a chance to make digital currency.”
“For years, numerous coinminers have had to push boundaries in their pursuit for cryptocurrencies, deactivating their safety in order to perform coinmining and permitting unscreened programs on their workstations that may be stealing from their earnings or perhaps even seeding ransomware,” according to Norton.
Norton claims that miners who use their solution would get revenues into Norton’s cloud-based wallet, avoiding the danger of the wallet being missed due to a hard disk drive malfunction. Norton’s assertions that existing mining methods haven’t been well verified seems to be false, as the prominent mining program Ethminer has gotten inputs from 99 programmers since December 2013, indicating that the source code has been thoroughly peer-reviewed.