Downsides and Dangers of Cryptominers


By Siggi Stefnisson

While “cryptojacking”— whereby a website visitors’ CPU is “borrowed” to mine for cryptocurrency — has been grabbing headlines with its rapid growth, I’ve read a few blasé comments from a few IT pros that suggest the downsides and real security risks associated with cryptomining aren’t well understood.

One of the obvious issues with JavaScript-based cryptomining is that even the vast majority of sites that have willingly installed the scripts run them without informing the site visitor. But the problems and risks posed by cryptomining run deeper than just non-consensual use of a small bit of CPU …read more

Via:: Security Week