bitcoin mining

Opera browser updated to stop crypto-currency mining

A new version of the Opera browser contains an anti-cryptocurrency mining feature that will surely be well-received by the majority of users.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

For a while the infamous Mirai botnet could have exploited your IoT devices to mine Bitcoins

IoT-exploiting malware like Mirai is continually evolving, as online criminals look for new ways to make money.

David Bisson reports.

Malicious app hijacks Android phones to mine cryptocurrency… and gets slammed by the FTC

Apps like “Prized” are dangerous not only because they misrepresent themselves to consumers but also because they cost users’ time, resources, and money.

Bitcoin-mining linked to malware spread by Yahoo ads

Some of the malware spread over the New Year period via poisoned Yahoo ads was designed to mine the Bitcoin virtual currency.

One security company claims it stopped the attack days before it became public knowledge, but they didn’t tell anyone until now.

Secret Bitcoin mining hoax risks wiping Mac users’ data

Everyone likes a laugh, but it’s not always quite so funny if you’re not in on the joke.

Take, for example, the Secret Bitcoin Mining hoax…

Free WiFi proxy revealed to be sneakily Bitcoin mining on unsuspecting users’ computers

Always be wary of software which seems to be too good to be true. It may well be trying to make money at your expense.