Sneaky Cryptocurrency Mining

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  1. Ian

    Ian Administrator

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    TechPowerUp have an article which explains a little bit about how malicious websites are embedding code, which means that your PC processing power is unknowingly used to mine for cryptocurrency:

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    https://www.techpowerup.com/239283/...olves-now-keeps-running-after-closing-browser
     
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    I've seen this on certain P2P sites before, they were using it as an alternative to ad revenue apparently. But not with this sneaky hidden windows stuff.
     
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    Yep, very sneaky - I didn't even realise this was possible until a few weeks ago. I imagine we'll be seeing a lot more over this for the next few months :eek:.
     
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