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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / IS CRYPTOJACKING PREVENTABLE? on: September 18, 2018, 03:41:36 PM
HI FRIENDS! I Recently found about CRYPTOJACKING… as one of my cousins got affected with it. This is what I came to know.
Cryptojacking is the unauthorized use of someone else’s computer to mine cryptocurrency.

 Cryptocurrency doesn’t grow on trees. No, it grows on servers, waiting for the right miners to come along and release it. Cryptojacking scripts primarily use the system CPU to do this. Hackers do this by either getting the victim to click on a malicious link in an email that loads crypto mining code on the computer, or by infecting a website or online ad with JavaScript code that auto-executes once loaded in the victim’s browser.

In a sense, cryptojacking is a way for cybercriminals to make free money with minimal effort.

In a recent report, Russian security firm Kaspersky Labs found that unwarranted Monero mining can greatly damage computer’s batteries, and can take a heavy toll on CPUs

It is clear that as the cryptocurrency markets continue to gain popularity, issues like cryptojacking will continue to become more prevalent, and that solutions to this problem are greatly needed.

What will you suggest that should be done?
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