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What Is SafeBrowse? Google Chrome Extension Secretly Mines For Monero
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

SafeBrowse, a Google Chrome extension that has more than 140,000 downloads, has been secretly using the processing power of its users’ computers to mine for the cryptocurrency Monero without the consent of its users. The mining process began after the ...

The Pirate Bay Takes Heat for Testing Monero Mining
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

The Pirate Bay has come under fire for testing a Monero javascript miner as a possible means for generating new revenue to replace its current model of making money through advertising on the site. It used a cryptocurrency miner from Coinhive, essentially ...

Remove the SafeBrowse Chrome Extension Monero Miner
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

The SafeBrowse Google Chrome extension by safebrowse.co describes itself as "With SafeBrowse navigate without waiting in Adfly, Linkbucks and other similar sites. No more waiting, no more annoying advertising". While this extension does in fact bypass the ...

Is Bitcoin worth nothing? Maybe! But that's not stopping it.
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

But Bitcoin is not fully anonymous; criminals would likely prefer cryptocurrencies like Monero and Zcash. And however you slice it, you'll always have the problem that the value of Bitcoin as a system might be more or less decoupled from the value of one ...

How to Stop Pirate Bay and Other Sites From Hijacking Your CPU to Mine Cryptocoins
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

They explained that they were testing out a new service called Coin Hive on the site that would allow them to mine the cryptocurrency called Monero while users have TPB open in a browser tab. “We really want to get rid of all the ads,” the admins wrote.

Network Attacks Containing Cryptocurrency CPU Mining Tools Grow Sixfold
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

In most cases, the attackers attempted to mine CryptoNote-based currencies such as Monero (XMR), which employs the CryptoNight mining algorithm. Command injection (CMDi) attacks, detected by IBM Security’s managed intrusion detection and prevention ...

Cryptocurrency miners increasingly use CPU mining tools
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

The Monero cryptocurrency has been the main mining target and IBM found a computer dedicated only to mining will generate about $2.35 per month for the miner. The most commonly attacked industries are manufacturing and financial services, followed by arts ...

Pirate Bay Allegedly Runs A Monero Cryptocurrency Miner In Background Of User Systems But It Can Be Blocked [Updated]
Posted on Sunday September 17, 2017

Udpate, 9/17/17: It turns out the actual cryptocurrency being mined by TPB is actually Monero. As such this article has been updated. The Pirate Bay made its name as the site to go to if you want to download pirated applications, games, music or movies.

How to stop sites from ‘borrowing’ your CPU to mine cryptocurrency
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

Over the weekend, torrent portal The Pirate Bay was caught running a cryptocurrency miner on its website, queitly hijacking visitors’ computing resources to stack Monero coins, TorrentFreak reported. The Pirate Bay has since confessed its sins on its ...

Pirate Bay Spotted Hosting Monero Cryptocurrency Miner
Posted on Monday September 18, 2017

A cryptocurrency miner surfaced on the world’s largest torrenting site for a day over the weekend, raising the ire of users unaware the tool was there, let alone leveraging their machine’s computing power. Users noticed the miner Friday night on The ...

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