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Security researchers at Kaspersky have identified various apps and games in the Google Play store that have a secret function: they’re using your Android device’s processor to mine cryptocurrencies.

Worried that your phone’s recent slowdown might be because it’s getting old? Well, hold that upgrade: it could be down to Android cryptojacking. Here’s what’s going on, and what you can do to stop it.

Cryptomining Malware on Android

In April 2018, Kaspersky revealed that it had discovered a cryptomining campaign on Google Play, and advised Google of the details. In short, this meant that a bunch of apps and games had been cryptojacking […]

Google Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Chrome Extensions

Google is banning all Chrome extensions that mine cryptocurrencies. Google will no longer accept extensions that mine cryptocurrency, and any existing Chrome extensions that mine crypto will be removed from the Chrome Web Store in June.

Hiding Crypto Mining Scripts in Extensions

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years, cryptocurrencies are big business. The value of Bitcoin exploded through 2017, eventually hitting almost $20,000. It has since retreated, but cryptocurrencies are clearly here to stay.

While people trade in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin, these can also be mined. And that has led to […]