Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are in the news every day, sometimes because of an astronomical surge in their price and at other times, for a big hack that erodes all value. Even if you’re sensible enough to resist the temptation to invest in these volatile currencies, there’s a new risk you need to deal with.
Quite a few websites are running cryptocurrency mining scripts that use your computer (or smartphone) to make money. Many of these websites don’t even inform users that they’re doing this, sometimes because they aren’t aware that a hacker has installed the scripts and at other times because the lure of money is way too strong for ethics.
This article was sourced from Gadgets360