Cryptojacking vs Crypto Malware: One Slows as One Poses a Much More Seriously Risk Threat

  • However, current signs are showing that the practice may be declining due to smaller profit margins and Coinhive’s closure.
  • The practice often entails using the Monero mining program to monetize webpages, however rather than placing advertisements on the websites, the software takes a bit of each site visitor’s mining power.
  • More visitors to the website means more mining power for Monero mining.
  • It seems though, that Coinhive , which is the legal browser extension, has been experiencing lower profit margins and in turn, the practice became less profitable for the criminals that use the system.

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