How to Prevent Web Browsers from Cryptojacking

Finjan TeamBlog, Cybersecurity

Finjan How to Prevent Web Browsers from Cryptojacking

In what’s become a worrying and growing trend, private and corporate web browsers are increasingly being co-opted as tools for generating cryptocurrency, via a process known as cryptojacking. This trend comes in response to the massive growth of cryptocurrencies – digital units of exchange that use encryption and blockchain technology to authenticate currency owners and validate transactions. The sometimes ridiculously … Read More

How GPUs Are Used In Cryptocurrency Mining

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Finjan How GPUs Are Used In Cryptocurrency Mining

The increasing market activity and sometimes astronomical rise in the value of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Ripple in recent months has done more than create profit-making opportunities for eager investors. There’s been a knock-on effect on the computer market, as more people realize the potential to make money through creating these digital assets by generating them through the … Read More

The Loapi Mining Trojan

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Finjan The Loapi Mining Trojan

Though its reputation has taken a battering in recent months over allegations of involvement in long-term spying or extreme surveillance operations conducted against agencies of the U.S. government, the Russia-based security firm Kaspersky Lab has recently made the news for more positive reasons. Researchers at Kaspersky have discovered a Trojan named Loapi – a resourceful and potentially deadly piece of … Read More

Advantages of Cryptocurrency

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Finjan Advantages of Cryptocurrency

Having emerged as a digital alternative to more traditional methods of exchange like cash or credit cards, cryptographic or cryptocurrencies have also generated alternative points of view. On the one hand, there’s the school of thought which sees cryptocurrencies as a financial medium for fraudsters, terrorists, and criminals – especially given their involvement in ransomware scams, and in trading on … Read More