Anyone who is interested in crypto-currencies has probably heard about mining - a technology for creating new blocks in a distributed system for which they receive remuneration in an equivalent crypto...
Anyone who is interested in crypto-currencies has probably heard about mining - a technology for creating new blocks in a distributed system for which they receive remuneration in an equivalent crypto currency. Recently, there has been more and more news about mining using web browsers.
What does it mean?
In addition to scripts responsible for the functionality of the site there are also those that can secretly collect information or use the resources of the user's computer, for example.
We do not see it but this is already happening!
One of the first to test the web-mining torrent tracker was The Pirate Bay. Then, other popular and well known sites were discovered doing hidden mining.
There are now many extensions for popular browsers that block mining scripts. Such functions are provided by AntiMiner, No Coin, and minerBlock extensions.
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It is not known exactly if such functionality will enter into the subsequent releases of Chrome, but the idea has already been supported by at least one of the developers.
In any case, we can say that as new problems and threats arise in the world of the web we will receive more and more convenient, intelligent, and sophisticated tools for working on the Internet.
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