How to Stop Sites From Harvesting Cryptocurrency From You

How to Stop Sites From Harvesting Cryptocurrency From You

Image credit: Andrew Burton/ Getty Your browser might be doing someone else’s dirty work behind your back, mining cryptocurrency for malicious individuals using your desktop or laptops to create the digital currency, which can potentially be exchanged for real cash. According to Wired , hackers have found a way to inject Javascript-based cryptocurrency mining software into compromised sites, borrowing your processing power (and slowing down your computer) to generate the cryptocurrency Monero without the approval of the site or its visitors. Luckily, there are some ways to stop the dirty tactic without resorting to staying off the Internet for […]