While you’re watching streaming video, your browser is secretly mining cryptocurrency

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There’s a cryptocurrency goldrush on at the moment. People are investing insane sums, and also making good money — Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin are all doing phenomenally well. However, some sites are turning to mining cryptocurrency as a way to supplement falling ad revenue, and a new report from security firm Adguard has found that almost a billion monthly visitors to four popular streaming sites have unknowingly been mining Monero currency while watching videos. Crypto-jacking — secretly using your device to mine cryptocurrency in the background — is a growing problem, and one that often bypasses adblockers. Adguard found four…

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