There is a new word called CRYPTOJACKING has been introduced in this world. Do you know what is cryptojacking? In this article you will understand what is cryptojacking and how it is a threat to the world? And how we can prevent it attack?
How to know whether my PC is also the victim?
The estimated revenue generated by cryptojacking is in millions of $ but again it depends on a number of factors. The most important ones, of course, are the audience, and how long people stay put on a website. The more the people give away time while surfing the site, the more CPU cycles that can be borrowed.
How to be safe from cryptojacking?
To protect yourself from cryptojacking, you can add sites you’re worried about, or ones that you know practice in-browser mining, to your browser’s ad blocking tool. There’s also a Chrome extension called No Coin, created by developer Rafael Keramidas, that blocks Coinhive mining and is adding protection against other miners, too.
Check your CPU usage, if you feel your computer is slow, and you can hear the fans running full speed without any reason. Open “Task Manager” on Microsoft Windows ([Ctrl]+[Shift]+[Esc]), “Activity Monitor” on Mac, and “top” on the Linux command line. And check the load on CPU. By checking the CPU PERCENTAGE. It should reach maximum only when you are running some big tool/application otherwise, it should be average.
I will be giving you the list of the website who do cryptojacking, be aware of these websites.
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- 7 of the Alexa top 1000 sites have the mining script enabled. Most of these are Blogspot sites with different top-level domains (TLD) — e.g. .com, .mx, etc.
- 16 of the Alexa top 5000 sites have the script
- 3 of the Pixalate top 1000 sites have the script
- 4 of the Pixalate top 5000 sites have the script