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“Monetize your business with your users’ CPU power.” That’s the alluring promise to make a fortune overnight through crypto-mining, the practice of using computing power to generate cryptocurrency.

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A recently published proof-of-concept notes that it could be possible for attackers to hijack coffee shop Wi-Fi networks and get connected users to mine cryptocurrencies, according to software developer Arnau Code.

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“Borrowing” CPU horsepower from users to mine cryptocurrency has become common. It’s touted as a way to make money from websites without bothering viewers with ads, but many believe it borders on malware. And for good reason too. The latest such case was reported by Node.js software engineer Alessandro Polidori. In a lengthy Medium post […]

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