In-Browser Cryptomining Malware

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In-Browser Cryptomining Malware

Post by Irabbit » October 24th, 2017, 2:06 pm

The digital gold rush is here, but it’s not only tech-savvy investors who are reaping the benefits. Shady website operators are injecting their sites with sneaky bits of code that take control of visitors’ CPU power and use it to mine for valuable cryptocurrencies - all without the user’s consent.

Should in-browser mining be considered a criminal activity, or is it simply the next step in the evolution of adware? Or could it be a legitimate way for developers to finance free software? Dive into the ethical grey area that is in-browser cryptocurrency mining.

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