Malicious YouTube Ads Mine Monero Using Viewers’ Computers

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TheMerkle YouTube Ads Monero MiningThe concept of in-browser mining scripts has garnered a bit of a bad reputation over the past few months. No one likes the idea of someone else using their CPU to mine cryptocurrencies without consent. It now seems this trend is expanding via YouTube. More specifically, the video platform is displaying ads which use visitors’ CPUs to generate digital currency. It is a very worrisome development that will anger a lot of users. Is YouTube now Mining Crypto? It is evident there is growing interest in mining cryptocurrencies with someone else’s computer and computing resources. This has been going on for quite some time

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