HOW TO SAVE YOURSELF FROM CRYPTO-MINERS ONLINE?


How to save yourself from Crypto-miners online?


After The Pirate Bay (torrent website) got it's crypto-currency mining scripts back online, most of the high-end browsers are caring on how to them from these memory-junkers!

Aren't caring about it much? Well you should actually, considering how bad it can damage your device.

So let's take a look at steps you can do now, to save your devices from these crytpo-miners!


Visiting mostly HTTPS Websites.


However an HTTPS website might not be completely empty of crytpo-miners but most of these highly SSL-Secured websites don't use crytpo-miners.

Why? 

Because Although Crypto-miners can make the website owners some money by using their visitors CPU and GPU power, the owners of such 'High-security enabled' sites do not simply risk the overall ranking, security and reputation of their website just for some cents or maybe a bit of dollars.


Browse HTTPS Websites only.
Credits: Gicsoft


For those of you who are new, the HTTPS-enahled website's address might look something like this: 

https://www.example.xyz

You can notice the "https" at the starting of the web address.

These websites are secured by SSL-certificate which ensures that the user data is completely encrypted and secured.

Remember that many popular sites are not 'https' and hence might not suite this opinion.

You can also search for Chrome and Mozilla extension that only enable https websites.


Using Crypto-script blocking extensions.


These extensions being available on Chrome PC and Firefox PC can block certain scripts and extensions present on the web page that can or potentially pose a threat to your system by even doing mining on your CPU memory.

These extensions search for specific type of similarities on web pages and when it matches there pre-made database, it blocks them out.

This way, you can be more confident of your security.

How malicious Scripts attack your PC?
Credits: Heimdall Security

But WAIT! 

Don't download 'any' extensions on the Mozilla website or Chrome Webstore as most of them are itself 'Miners' (see the irony?).

Instead, download only those who have;
High number of downloads along with more than 4-star ratings.

Plus, here is the one I recommend using on Google Chrome and Firefox;

NoCoin Blocker-Chrome

No Miner-Firefox

What if we are using Android/IOS devices?

For those of you who mostly use mobile devices like Android and IOS, you can instead download a seperate browser to surf on the web safely;

Brave Browser-Android

Brave Browser-IOS

However on the app, it says adBlocker, but it carefully blocks malicious scripts as well.


Brave browser
Credits: Brave Browser


Also, you can tinker around in it's settings as well to make it suit you.

Plus if you are a heavy security freak, I have written some specific blog posts to help you get around:

Your Online Privacy Defender that almost no-one can penetrate.

Concerned about your online privacy? You are at the right place!


Congratulations!

You made it here without getting spammed by those pesky memory eaters!

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