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    Popular video sites are using visitor PC resources for mining

    A billion users per month visit sites that run cryptojacking scripts, says a new report.
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    Re: Popular video sites are using visitor PC resources for mining

    I've noticed popular tech forums doing the same thing. Welcome to the new normal.

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    Re: Popular video sites are using visitor PC resources for mining

    Like intrusive flash ads, I'm stunned at how companies feel these behaviours are acceptable. Then complain when everyone uses adblockers. uBlock origin and NoScript has made my browser much faster and more stable - you don't here the inexplicable whirr of the fans going wondering what is making the processor work that hard.

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    Re: Popular video sites are using visitor PC resources for mining

    Shut up and go back to bed, Neo. Take the blue pill and go back to being a resource.

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    Re: Popular video sites are using visitor PC resources for mining

    There's at least one plugin for a popular browser that fights these mining scrypts.

    Wow, the internet is never easy, is it? Next it will be AI targeted social media.
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    Re: Popular video sites are using visitor PC resources for mining

    Had to ruin a good idea.

    For a lot of websites, if they asked for my consent first and limited it to a single thread, I'd let them run a miner for the duration of my visit. But too many websites are taking it too far, running it in background processes and at 100% load.

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    Re: Popular video sites are using visitor PC resources for mining

    So, when i say that the adblocking programs are necessary for our safety and well being, people looks at me as on thief. It happens so much that i was loosing my stand, Thanks for the remainder.

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    Re: Popular video sites are using visitor PC resources for mining

    in an alliterative universe I recently paid £150 for a 1080ti.......... then I woke up and read this crud just to confirm it :S

    Yep we're screwed

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    Re: Popular video sites are using visitor PC resources for mining

    Couchtuner tried this on me last night and ESET popped up warning me it blocked a cryptominer script. Glad I have the right net security package. Starting to see more blocks by the day. Going to get to the point that they when i walk away from the computer for more then 3 minutes that my internet shuts off till I get back. Can't mine without a network connection when using a mining pool.

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    Re: Popular video sites are using visitor PC resources for mining

    It has been going on for a long time. We knew about this years ago. What I want to know is what after all this time is being down about it.
    Are these companies being prosecuted?
    What compensation laws are being put thru international or local law right now?
    Or do we just all learn to be hackers and take justice I to our own hands
    Sadly I suck at spite and revenge thoughts last about five minutes so I never feel compelled for long ne0ugh in an angry state to learn such long term planning payback strategies.
    China does seem thing to us with their software. So many Chinese software companies have been found to either pilfer others databases, iobit steals mbs, bit steals kysper etc, and that is just ones we know of. Which idiot came up with the idea that all people think the same from all cultures. Bloody mornonic. It is killing the open source community ...5 minutes up, time for tea

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    Re: Popular video sites are using visitor PC resources for mining

    Quote Originally Posted by 970113 View Post
    It has been going on for a long time. We knew about this years ago. What I want to know is what after all this time is being down about it.
    Are these companies being prosecuted?
    What compensation laws are being put thru international or local law right now?
    Is it illegal?

    I'd expect if the websites just tuck it away in their Terms of Use that by using the site you agree to let them run miners.

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