Mozilla, the non-profit open-source software foundation, has implemented a series of bug updates that hints at cryptomining blocking feature coming in the “near future”, BleepingComputer reports. This new feature will give Firefox users the ability to block cryptomining software, protecting them from possible crypto-jacking attacks, that may using their CPU resources to mine cryptocurrencies without their consent.
According to BleepingComputer, it is not known when this feature will go live in Firefox, but recent source code revisions show that the Firefox 66.0a1 build has implemented some portions of the feature. Firefox 66 is the next update release of the Firefox browser.
Crypto-jacking is a major issue for Internet users. In September 2018, it was reported that major Indian government websites were hacked to mine cryptocurrencies. An Iranian cybersecurity report published in October 2018, lists Brazil, India, and Indonesia as the top three targeted countries for crypto-jacking attacks.
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Mozilla to add cryptomining blocking to Firefox browser written by Steven Zheng @ https://www.theblockcrypto.com/tiny/mozilla-to-add-cryptomining-blocking-to-firefox-browser/ February 11, 2019 Steven Zheng