Major Web Browser Firefox by Mozilla Now Blocks Web-Based Cryptojacking

Major open-source browser Mozilla Firefox announced new protections against crypto mining attacks in its new browser versions.

Major open-source browser Mozilla Firefox has launched new protections against crypto mining malware in its new browser versions, according to a blog post published on April 9.

In its latest Firefox Nightly 68 and Beta 67 versions, Mozilla has enabled a new level of protection against crypto mining and fingerprinting hack attacks in a part of the browser’s Content Blocking suite of protections.

The new browsing feature has been developed in collaboration with privacy and security software firm Disconnect, and represents a collection of blacklists of malware domains associated with fingerprinting and crypto mining scripts.

Disconnect’s blacklist is reportedly capable of blocking in-browser mining services such as Coinhive and CryptoLoot, according to tech news outlet <a href="" rel="noopener nofollow"…

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2019-04-09 17:38:00

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