Opera Web Browser Prevents Hackers From Secretly Using Your Computer For Bitcoin Mining

Cryptocurrency’s rapid rise in value is making ordinary web users more vulnerable to attacks.

Internet browser Opera has created a new feature that prevents computers being used to secretly help people “mine” for bitcoin.

The cryptocurrency’s rapid rise in value is making ordinary computer users more vulnerable to hackers, security experts have warned.

This is due to an increase in so-called “crypto-jacking” incidents, in which unsuspecting victims’ computers are used to help bitcoin miners earn more of the digital currency, by tackling complex, encrypted calculations that require a huge amount of computing power to solve.

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