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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.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Jan 4 2018 9:42 PM CST   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:18 PM CDT

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.

Opera update stops sites from mining crypto on your CPU | TweakTown.com

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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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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