Firefox Working on Protection Against In-Browser Cryptojacking Scripts

Discussion in 'Tech news' started by silversurfer, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. silversurfer

    silversurfer Malware Tester Silver Member

    Firefox engineers are working on a method to address the recent rise in usage of in-browser miners (cryptojacking scripts) that are, in most cases, ruining the web surfing experience of most users.

    Plans to address this growing scourge were revealed in an email interview Bleeping Computer had with Peter Dolanjski, Product Manager of Firefox, in regards to the recent publishing of the Firefox feature roadmap for 2018.

    One of the topics not included in the roadmap was "cryptojacking," so we decided to ask the Mozilla executive about it.

    "Currently, Firefox’s Tracking Protection feature already blocks some leading cryptojacking scripts," Dolanjski told us. "We are exploring individual controls which would allow users to specifically block cryptojacking scripts."

    Full Article: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...ion-against-in-browser-cryptojacking-scripts/
     
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  3. revC0de

    revC0de MTAC Moderator Staff Member

    Very good news, thanks for sharing! :)
     
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