More Crypto News – Been Crytojacked !!!!

One of the first signs of being hacked or having programs installed without you knowing is that your computer slows down…..on mobile devices battery life generally get much less….
Here is the latest from Cambs Policing Unit..

So, what is cryptojacking?
Cryptojacking is defined as the secret use of your computing device to mine cryptocurrency.
Cryptojacking used to be confined to the victim unknowingly installing a program, this could be initiated by opening an attachment from an email or clicking on a link, the most common form of malware delivery.
However, if you surf the web and a webpage has been compromised then cryptojacking doesn’t need a program to be installed. (JavaScript runs on just about every website you visit. So when you load a webpage, the in-browser mining code just runs. No need to install)

The simplest way to protect yourself from cryptojacking is to install a cryptojacking blocker. Installing a cryptojacking blocker means adding a browser extension so that it blocks a list of domains associated with the cryptojacking code.

If your device is compromised, you may or may not experience a slowing of the PC or Laptop. If it is a mobile device compromised, then the battery life may be effected. For more information visit the following link.

To visit Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s website please follow this link:

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