Opera now protects you from cryptojacking attacks

TechCrunch | 1/3/2018 | Frederic Lardinois
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Opera today launched version 50 of its desktop browser. Sadly, this release doesn’t come with a cake to celebrate this milestone (not even a tiny cupcake), but the newest release does include a new feature that makes sure that nobody can mine crytocurrencies in your browser.

While browsers and JavaScript aren’t exactly the most efficient way to mine coins, the sheer number of users who could be running these scripts makes up for that (and the fact that the attackers don’t have to pay for power also helps). For the most part, though, these sites mine coins like Monero that use very compute-heavy algorithms where CPUs are able to compete with what is traditionally a GPU-centric approach (reportedly, that’s also what North Korean hacking units occasionally use to mine coins on...
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