Sneaky websites continue to mine cryptocurrency even after you close them

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With the massive rise in popularity — and value — of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, it’s little wonder that people are seeking out ever more imaginative and sneaky ways to mine coins without having to invest in dedicated hardware. Websites that mine for cryptocurrency in the background, making use of visitors’ CPU time, are nothing new — the Pirate Bay has been caught red-handed, for instance, using a Monero miner in the form of the Coinhive JavaScript Miner. But now researchers have discovered that some websites are using a drive-by mining technique that allows them to continue cryptomining even after…

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