CoinHive and other cryptocurrency miners in web browsers

Sushubh

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Block coin-hive mining code. Though I guess it would be easier to just block their domains through host file or ad-blockers.

No Coin :: Add-ons for Firefox

No Coin - Chrome Web Store

keraf/NoCoin: No coin is a tiny browser extension aiming to block coin miners such as Coinhive.

Apparently, T P B is using Coinhive to mine cryptocurrency on their website using processing power of devices being used by their visitors.
 

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Chromium Blog: Protecting users from extension cryptojacking

Until now, Chrome Web Store policy has permitted cryptocurrency mining in extensions as long as it is the extension’s single purpose, and the user is adequately informed about the mining behavior. Unfortunately, approximately 90% of all extensions with mining scripts that developers have attempted to upload to Chrome Web Store have failed to comply with these policies, and have been either rejected or removed from the store.
Starting today, Chrome Web Store will no longer accept extensions that mine cryptocurrency. Existing extensions that mine cryptocurrency will be delisted from the Chrome Web Store in late June. Extensions with blockchain-related purposes other than mining will continue to be permitted in the Web Store.