Google has a Chrome extension removed after it was discovered that users’pcs with it were hijacked to create the cryptomunt Monero.
The extension is called Archive Poster and is intended for users of the social network Tumblr. Although the extension in the first instance, no malware included, discovered the site Bleeping Computer that a new version was equipped with a so-called cryptominer.
With the use of Chrome was the processor of users to transparently tapped to cryptovaluta. This type of practice diving more and more frequently in ad networks, but also browser extensions are apparently guilty of.
For the block of cryptominers existence is ironically also extensions. Read more about it here. We are also in on the operation and the hazards that it brings along.
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