According to the information security companies, hidden cryptocurrency mining is very common lately. The boom of recent months in terms of the price of cryptocurrency and the interest of users has made this problem grow. As we know, when we mine we put our device at risk. Now, a change that Google Chrome will make to improve browser performance will indirectly influence cryptocurrency mining and reduce its efficiency.
Information security researchers of the International Institute of Cyber Security say that the intention is to prevent scripts from negatively affecting navigation. In addition, this inevitably harms the device, like the battery consumption of a laptop.
This affects the hidden mining of cryptocurrencies, it is a very serious problem and it has increased a lot in recent times. It is a type of malware very present in our days. Many websites use this tool legitimately. They warn users that their device is undermining. However, others do it in a hidden way, putting at risk the good functioning of the users’ device.
There are pages and methods to check if we are mining in a hidden way. It is also convenient to have security tools and programs that are up-to-date. Various information security companies like WebImprints recommend that this software must be updated to the latest version, this way we will be able to face the most recent threats.
Working as a cyber security solutions architect, Alisa focuses on application and network security. Before joining us she held a cyber security researcher positions within a variety of cyber security start-ups. She also experience in different industry domains like finance, healthcare and consumer products.