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Fed up with cryptojacking ads? I am... 

Let's cut to the chase (I don't encourage the use of Chrome)

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Chrome users who want to turn the feature on sooner can enable the flag at chrome://flags/#enable-heavy-ad-intervention


However, it works in Chromium, too (I run my bots on Chromium 24/7/365)

Code: (Same address as above) [Select]
chrome://flags/#enable-heavy-ad-interventionSOURCE: https://is.gd/v3z5uZ  (Ars Technica, Dan Goodin - 5/14/2020, 12:37 PM)

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Fed up with cryptojacking ads? I am... 

Nice.



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Thanks, VinDSL. :)

I'm also enabling Strict-Origin-Isolation and Anonymize local IPs exposed by WebRTC.

Let's cut to the chase (I don't encourage the use of Chrome)

I remember! ;)

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Let's cut to the chase (I don't encourage the use of Chrome)

I never used chrome, due to it's excessive proclivity to phone home to Mountain View. I elected to excise chromium the day after alfflabett ejected pepOS from ggl adnonsense revenue stream...

but that's just me...


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Right. The problem is...

It's a love/hate relationship, for moi.

I tested several browsers, before I found one that would allow my bots to run for weeks on end, without any human intervention and/or without crashing from mem leak overrun, while I was at (or travelling for) work. Turned out, good ol' Chromium did the deed, and worked a treat.

What's a haxor to do?

The fly in the ointment was 'cryptojacking.'

Took me awhile to figure out 'the con,' but the sites I'm running the bots on are monitoring user activity. After an undetermined length of time, 'the site' realizes 'users' are AFK. It initiates 'cryptojacking' and the next thing you know, a couple of my i7 CPU cores would be running WFO. Luckily, this was caught by Conky.

I was doing some research on ways to break the 'cryptojacking' algos, when I ran across this new "Chrome" feature; and, I decided to share it, because it also works on Chromium.

Heh! If anyone knows of a browser that will run for weeks without crashing, with multiple bot windows open, no mem leaks, and no cryptojacking, please let me know...   ;)
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Right. The problem is...

It's a love/hate relationship, for moi.
... ... ...

Heh! If anyone knows of a browser that will run for weeks without crashing, with multiple bot windows open, no mem leaks, and no cryptojacking, please let me know...   ;)

I'mma hazard a guess, your several use cases are rather special indeed... whatever became of SRWare Iron? https://srware.net/iron/

 :-\
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I'mma hazard a guess, your several use cases are rather special indeed... whatever became of SRWare Iron? https://srware.net/iron/

 :-\

I'mma hazard a guess, and speculate... a lack of extensions   :)

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perhaps a not so gentle reminder, extensions are usually the weakest link, when it comes to security?
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