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Your Browser Could Be Mining Cryptocurrency For a Stranger
Posted on Friday October 20, 2017

The idea for cryptojacking coalesced in mid-September, when a company called Coinhive debuted a script that could start mining the cryptocurrency Monero when a webpage loaded. The Pirate Bay torrenting site quickly incorporated it to raise funds ...

GTA V mod caught spreading Monero mining malware to PC gamers
Posted on Friday October 20, 2017

THE PC MODDING COMMUNITY IS having a mined for Monero moment after it was revealed that a GTA V mod that they might have installed could have been secretly using their CPU to mine cryptocurrency. The mod is called Arbuz and was sniffed out by a security ...

The Internet Is Rife With In-Browser Miners and It's Getting Worse Each Day
Posted on Wednesday October 18, 2017

While one might argue that mining Monero in a site's background is an acceptable alternative to viewing intrusive ads, almost none of these services that have recently appeared provide a way to let users know what's happening, let alone a way to stop ...

Monero Mining on Servers with Docker the Next Generation
Posted on Sunday October 15, 2017

Many quarters ago, I started mining Monero using Docker containers. The reason for using Docker was simple. If you are running Monero on servers you may not want to have the dependencies installed on the base OS and you likely want some isolation.

GTA 5 PC mod responsible for spreading Monero mining malware
Posted on Wednesday October 18, 2017

Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V is a modders dream on the PC, allowing gamers to drastically alter the base game; but it also means hackers can cause havoc. One Russian-speaking mod maker is busy spreading malware into GTA 5 mods to secretly hijack a ...

Malicious Chrome extension mines Monero, hijacks Gmail and Facebook accounts
Posted on Friday October 13, 2017

A new and very ambitious malicious Chrome extension called Ldi has been uncovered, one that injects the Coinhive cryptocurrency miner into the target computer, accesses the victim's Gmail and Facebook accounts and registers newly created domains in that ...

Is AirSwap the Answer to Minimizing Your Cryptocurrency Investment Risk?
Posted on Friday October 20, 2017

But what if, like most of us, you weren’t an early investor in Bitcoin, Ether, Dash, Monero, or any one of the other estimated 3,000 digital currencies that have been launched over the past few years? You may be asking yourself, “how do I get in on ...

Monero Considers Implementing zk-STARKs
Posted on Wednesday October 11, 2017

Monero is one of the most privacy-centric cryptocurrency currently being used, and its developers are continually researching ways to make the cryptocurrency even more private and secure. Originally launched in April 2014 as BitMonero, the project quickly ...

Cryptojacking: Digging for your own Treasure
Posted on Thursday October 19, 2017

This all started last September when Coinhive (https://coinhive.com/) released a new technology to mine Monero cryptocurrency within the web browser. The script is written in JavaScript (JS), so it is easy to embed into any web page. Please note that this ...

Experiment: Mining Monero for a banner ad-free Tech in Asia
Posted on Monday October 09, 2017

We are experimenting with a Monero JavaScript miner embedded in the Tech in Asia website to see if we can monetize our content while maintaining the best, banner ad-free experience for our readers. This is still a trial phase. We intend to run the test for ...

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