Firefox Quantum Offers Anti-Cryptojacking Feature

Mozilla’s browser Firefox Quantum has a privacy toggle that protects against cryptojacking. Firefox Quantum, the latest version of open-source internet browser Firefox, has a new privacy toggle that protects against cryptojacking, according to a blog post by Mozilla on May 21.Mozilla previously warned official blog post that websites can deploy scripts that launch a crypto miner on a user’s machine without them being aware — a practice known as cryptojacking.To combat these exploitative practices, Mozilla partnered with online privacy company Disconnect to create a crypto mining blocker for their browser.…

Consumer-Targeted Cryptojacking Is ‘Essentially Extinct’: Research

Illicit “cryptomining against consumers is essentially extinct,” declares a report released by cybersecurity company MalwareBytes. Illicit crypto mining — or cryptojacking — against consumers “is essentially extinct,” declares a report released by cybersecurity company MalwareBytes on April 23.Per the report, after in-browser mining service CoinHive shut down in early March — when the team claimed that the project had become economically inviable — cryptojacking against consumers has sharply decreased.…