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Opera 50 Beta Version to Come with Cryptocurrency Mining Blocker

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What is most likely to be an overlooked story from hackread.com gives a little-known browser release on Opera. The Norwegian browser development company has released Opera 50 beta, the first popular browser with cryptocurrency mining interceptor.

The beta release offers a new defense mechanism that prevents hidden and encrypted money-mining software from hiding on the Web, an up-trend nowadays.

Cryptocurrency Mining is quite dangerous to the equipment because it can greatly affect the performance of the equipment, which can also waste electricity on both the computer and the mobile device. Not only cybercriminals but also the organization is hiding JavaScript miners on the site and deploying pop-ups, so even if the visitor has left the site, the site continues to use the visitor’s CPU. Opera explains in its blog post what happens when cryptocurrency miners use the CPU:

Opera browser developers have good news for web users annoyed by the cryptocurrency mining capabilities of certain websites that drain the life out of their CPUs. The Norwegian browser developer firm, Opera, has introduced Opera 50 beta version, which is the first every popular browser to come with cryptocurrency mining blocker. The beta version offers brand new defense mechanism to prevent cryptojacking and cryptocurrency mining software hidden in websites, which is a rising trend nowadays. Mining is pretty dangerous for the devices because it can hugely affect the performance of your device, either computer or mobile, and waste electricity too. More: After iOS, Opera’s Free VPN App is Available for Android Devices Not only cyber-crooks but organizations are hiding JavaScript miners on websites as well as deploying pop-under windows due to which the sites continue to use the visitor’s CPU even when the visitor has left the site. Opera explains in its blog post about what happens when the CPU is used by cryptocurrency miners: “Your CPU suddenly working at 100 percent capacity, the fan is going crazy for seemingly no reason, and your battery quickly depleting might all be signs that someone is using your computer to mine for the cryptocurrency.” This can be termed as a step forward in safeguarding the privacy of users and protection of computers. Engaging post, Read More…

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