Exploitative practices in Bitcoin mining

2018-03-07 19:10 #0 by: jordan

I recently became aware of a scandal with an Anticheat client used for games on computers, where by using intrusive programmes they were able to mine Bitcoin from their user's PCs. Is it possible that other businesses could be doing this as well?

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2018-03-07 19:24 #1 by: Niklas

I think I saw a website recently that was financed at least partially by using visitors computer power to mine Bitcoin. It was a quite big site if I am not remembering wrong.

2018-03-08 07:40 #2 by: tfsjohan

There has also been crypto mining script in popular plugins that’s used by thousands of web sites. Recently it was one that most government websites in Sweden use to read content aloud.


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