Pipe 37N6Z Browser Bitcoin Mining on the Rise

Browser Bitcoin Mining on the Rise

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Recently users noticed that when they visited The Pirate Bay their CPU maxed out at 100% which led to the discovery that TPB was using JavaScript to mine bitcoins. This led to some users being very upset with TPB disabling the bitcoin mining. In the wake of this websites looking for alternate revenue streams are using the bitcoin mining JavaScript library to generate funds to supplement or replace traditional advertising banners. Plugin developers have responded by releasing addons for Firefox and Chrome like CoinBlock and making guides on how to block bitcoin mining at the source. The unethical practice of using visitor's CPU cycles to generate bitcoin funds is called "Cryptojacking".
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