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    [News] Web Cryptocurrency Mining Evolves: Now Keeps Running After Closing Browser

    https://www.techpowerup.com/239283/w...losing-browser

    Well, after users think they've closed their browsers, more specifically. Researchers form anti-malware provider Malwarebytes have discovered a new form of web-based cryptocurrency mining that has a stealth-like approach to running mining code, which might cause less attentive users' machines to keep mining even after their web browsers have been closed. This is done via an utterly simple method, really: upon opening a malicious web page that has been coded to make users' machines mine cryptocurrency, the web page opens a pop-up window that is minimized behind the Windows Taskbar's clock. It's ingeniously simple - but could be surprisingly hard to detect, and could mean that the mining process will actually keep on using CPU cycles and mining crypto indefinitely until the next system reboot.

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    Now this is spyware. I didn't have a problem with them embedding it in the browser (you really can't complain about a torrent site sharing your resources), but this is utterly unacceptable.
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    +1 to that.
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    Awesome. That is great. I cant wait for v2.

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