Mozilla rolls out new automated crypto-jacking filtering in Firefox


Popular browser solution Mozilla Firefox is finally rolling out its long-awaited system for stopping internet baddies from secretly mining cryptocurrencies with your computing resources. As of today, users of Firefox‘ Nightly and Beta browsers are equipped with the option to automatically block crypto-jacking scripts (like the infamous CoinHive). In addition to illicit cryptocurrency mining, the latest Firefox update includes a feature to block “fingerprinting” scripts, which harvest snapshots of computer configurations that can be used to track internet usage (even if cookies are cleared). “In collaboration with Disconnect, we have compiled lists of domains that serve fingerprinting and crypto-mining scripts,” reads the…

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