A piece of code that runs behind any website or browser extension which can hideously use your computers processing power for mining Crypto Currencies.
Recently a news has come out that Google is taking plunge against all such malicious activities by axing down all extensions from it’s Chrome Web Store which were intended to use your PC’s resources for Crypto Mining.
Earlier Google had only allowed those Crypto Mining extensions which were specifically designed for this purpose & clearly mentioned their intended use.
But later on it has been found that most of the extensions of that genre are not at all following the terms/ policies. So Google is taking this strict step.
Even there are some websites which runs secret mining scripts which can easily sneak into your computer & steal the processing power.
It results in various issues like overheating & slow down of the processor. So, have you faced this issue, ever?
You might thought that why your PC was getting slower day by day, this could be one of the probable reason!
Just like The Pirate Bay did to its users. Actually it was running a secret Crypto Mining script in the back end, which had hijacked the users computers processing power to stack Monero Coins.
Though they had justified this incident in their own way, but do you think any kind of justification is enough for this kind of activity? Strictly No, right?
Now you may think why people are adopting such hideous way to hog into someone else’s PC for Crypto Mining? It’s only due to the heavy amount of the power consumption happens from this Crypto Mining activity.
Because Crypto Minning requires a huge amount of computational power, even if you wanna setup a small mining operation that is also quite expensive from Hardware’s aspect.
So it’s quite obvious that why is it happening!
Now the question is, did you had any idea that this kind of exploitation is at all possible? But it’s true & that’s the reason behind this sudden action of Google.
Another significant reason behind this step is, sometimes these scripts hidden inside any website can easily affect any useful extension from chrome which was not at all intended for this purpose. So you never know.
Though the websites which are intentionally running crypto mining script secretly that can’t be stopped through this initiative.
But don’t worry for that there are several extentions are available in Chrome’s Web store like Miner Block or No Coin which can block all such mining scripts from using your computational power.
Though it has been reported that the initiative taken by Google will go into immediate effect but to delist all kind of mining extensions from web store it will be late June.
So beware of these & protect your PC from getting affected these Crypto Mining Scripts.