December 31, 2017 IBOMLLC Team

How to protect your device from Cryptojacking

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Innov8tiv – Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa

There is nothing out there on the internet that clearly underscores the point, ‘there’s nothing like a free lunch’ than cryptojacking. Even the one place where ‘bad people’ go to in order to get for free, Pirate Sites, have turned into cryptomining dens, where unsuspecting visitors walk in only for their devices’ processing power to be hogged up without their consent.

One of the world’s leading torrenting site, The Pirate Bay has been caught red-handed by numerous security experts cryptojacking visitors’ computer resources to mine Monero coin. The site later confessed having done so on its official blog. Though it claims the JavaScript that implemented the mining were “only a test” they were conducting to reduce the site’s reliance on Ads as a source of revenue. “[W]e also need enough money to keep the site running,” said the admin.

How to protect your Device from Cryptojacking

Ideally, cryptomining through websites should be a win-win deal for both the site owner and the visitors. However, site owners are too aggressive, sometimes running the JavaScript long after the user has left the website and …read more

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