Mozilla has Developed a Script Blocker for Mining Cryptocurrency
Mozilla Corporation has developed a built-in script blocker for mining cryptocurrency in Firefox. New development will protect users from cryptojacking. https://twitter.com/firefox/status/1115678322611097601 The option of automatic script blocking for hidden virtual currencies mining was added in test browsers of Mozilla Firefox - Nightly and Beta. If the tool is tested successfully, it will be integrated into all versions of the Firefox browser. In addition to the cryptominers blocker, the last update of Firefox has the anti-fingerprinting feature: Mozilla developers added a tool to block scripts that collect hardware configuration information and use it to identify Internet users. The new Firefox system blocks 20 different crypto-mining scripts, including those best known as CoinHive, JSE and MineXMR, which are used to mine the anonymous virtual currency Monero (XMR). Mozilla employees are calling on all users to turn on the cryptojacking protection after the update is released on the standard version of Firefox. This can be done in the browser settings:
- go to the Firefox main menu;
- select the option "Settings";
- go to the tab "Privacy and Protection";
- in the "Content Lock" menu, check the box next to "Cryptominers" and "Fingerprinters".