Opera 50 now comes with built-in protection against cryptojacking


More and more websites are monetizing their users via in-browser cryptocurrency mining. Instead of showing intrusive adverts, the site instead takes advantage of the user’s CPU power to solve mathematical problems, which are then used to create valuable digital coins. This is called “cryptojacking,” and it isn’t particularly great for users, who find their machines become inexplicably sluggish. Mercifully, the latest version of the Opera browser comes with built-in protections against cryptojacking. Opera 50 uses the No Coin list, which is updated regularly as new mining scripts emerge. To activate it, simply turn on the browser’s built-in adblocker in preferences.…

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