The experts of AdGuard have suggested that the new phenomenon of mining of crypto-currencies without the knowledge of users of some web sites, could in fact be a more significant problem than previously thought.
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Many of these sites, in particular those who have come forward and have admitted that they used the power of the CPU of the computers for the mining of crypto-currencies, using tools such as CoinHive and JSEcoin. These scripts are activated in the browsers to check the transactions in Blockchain. In fact, they tend to require a lot of resources of computations. Over the past three weeks, AdGuard has estimated that the persons behind these methods have gained about 43 000 $. Since crypto-currencies are a commodity so sensitive, the race to have it has seen the emergence of many methods of blasting. In fact, the encoding of the scripts is not even the only way to illegally obtain crypto-currencies. PolitiFact, a site of verification of the facts, has exploited a script for the mining of crypto-currencies, but has since deleted.
In the video below, you will find a clear and concise explanation of what is the mining of crypto-currencies, especially Bitcoin.
Source : Cointelegraph