The Ultimate Secret Data Hog – Cryptomining Malware

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https://blog.glasswire.com/2019/03/29/the-ultimate-secret-data-hog-cryptomining-malware/

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For those who favor ad blocking extensions there is the NoCoin filter list for an effective line of defense within browsing technology. It’s well maintained and supported by a cadre of dedicated individuals.

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@dallas7

Very useful and interesting, thanks for posting.

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Firefox 67 blocks miners which is great. Pair it with uBlock Origin for a complete suite or protection from ads and other browser mishaps.

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Nice! Yes, I think Firefox is the best browser personally and I’m glad there is still a browser out there that’s not owned by an advertising company.

It’s scary to think we could end up with a monopoly in browsers… :frowning: I hope it never happens and one way we can all prevent this is by using Firefox and keeping Firefox usage numbers healthy.

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I read about that but as of a few days ago, details on their blacklist source hasn’t been published. I’m going to continue to run the NoCoin filter in conjunction with it.

I’m still running FF 66.0.5. I never run a xx.0.0 version of Firefox considering there is, with rare exception, always a xx.0.1 release within days, sometimes hours.

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If you go to Firefox settings, then privacy, then custom you can see the option to block cryptominers. For anyone who is interested in learning how to block cryptominers in firefox… :+1: