How to keep your browser and devices safe from cryptojackers
Cryptojacking makes surfing the web similar to walking through a minefield: you never know when you might land on a booby-trapped site.
So what can you do to prevent your browsers/devices being hijacked to do the miners’ work?
Some mobile enterprise security solutions have also begun offering the option of blocking access to cryptojacking and other cryptocurrency sites.
For non-enterprise users: if you notice that your mobile device is suddenly heating up more than usual or your battery is draining more rapidly than before, remove the latest app or two that you’ve installed, as chances are that it was an app that secretly mines cryptocurrency.
Chrome developers have been debating whether the browser should block or flag CPU mining attempts since early September, but have yet to reach a consensus.
In the meantime, Opera developers have added cryptocurrency mining protection to the beta version of its next big release of the browser.