Opera Adds Anti-Cryptocurrency Mining Feature to Browser | News & Opinion

PC MAGAZINE | on Wed, Jan 3, 11:00 PM

The feature launches on Thursday as part of the Opera 50 stable release. Opera is fighting back against secret attempts to mine virtual currencies on the internet. The latest version of its browser, Opera 50, comes with a feature that blocks websites from siphoning your computer's CPU resources to mine cryptocurrencies. Lately, thousands of websites, including The Pirate Bay[1], have used this tactic to generate funds. But it comes with a cost: although the mining occurs in the background, it...

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