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Opera update stops sites from mining crypto on your CPU

Opera's latest web browser update stops sites from hijacking your CPU and mining cryptocurrency
By: Anthony Garreffa | Internet Browsers News | Posted: Jan 5, 2018 3:42 am

Opera has just pushed out a new browser update, with v50 of its popular browser coming out in the next few hours that will stop sites from hijacking your CPU to mine cryptocurrency.

 

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There are already extensions released for both Chrome and Firefox that block hijacking scripts, but Opera is the first to block cryptomining within its built-in ad blocker. Impressive stuff, especially as Opera is my browser of choice (I'm all-in with Google for everything else).

 

 

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NEWS SOURCES:Engadget.com

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