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​Opera just added a Bitcoin-mining blocker to its browser
« on: December 24, 2017, 07:03:54 pm »
Finally, a browser is doing something to protect users from drive-by crypto-miners.

SOURCE:  https://goo.gl/ZJY43z

Supposed to start in ver 50. I'm seeing it in the dev branch (ver 51) but not in stable (ver 49).

Pretty slick!  :)


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Re: ​Opera just added a Bitcoin-mining blocker to its browser
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2017, 07:15:42 pm »
Nice touch :)
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Re: ​Opera just added a Bitcoin-mining blocker to its browser
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2017, 07:48:40 pm »
IKR

I actually had 'this' happen to me, one night.

I noticed my lappy was lagging while I was surfing news sites. Then, the case got smoking hot. When I checked Conky one of my i7 cores was pegged WFO @ 100%.

I wiped the browser cache and rebooted, and it never happened again, luckily. Don't know which site I picked it up on.

Anyway, nice touch for sure.  ;)