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Now Chrome Can Block Ads That Leach Power From Your CPU

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Chrome browser users take heart: Google developers are rolling out a feature that neuters abusive ads that covertly leach your CPU resources, bandwidth, and electricity.ARS TECHNICAThis story originally appeared on Ars Technica, a trusted source for technology news, tech policy analysis, reviews, and more. Ars is owned by WIRED's parent company, Condé Nast.The move comes…

Chrome will soon block resource-draining ads. Here’s how to turn it on now

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COMING SOON — Fed up with cryptojacking ads? Google developers have you covered. Dan Goodin - May 14, 2020 7:37 pm UTC Chrome browser users take heart: Google developers are rolling out a feature that neuters abusive ads that covertly leach your CPU resources, bandwidth, and electricity. The move comes in response to a swarm…
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Google Chrome extension used to steal crypto-wallet passwords -spyware.com

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Shitcoin Wallet extension caught injecting malicious JavaScript to steal passwords from cryptocurrency wallets and portals Google Chrome browser extension, crypto-currency wallet, was found to inject malicious script on web pages to steal passwords, private keys, and other valuable data from its users.[1] The browser add-on was released back on December 9th, and, according to the…
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Chrome Extension Stealing Cryptocurrency Keys and Passwords

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A malicious Chrome extension surreptitiously steals Ethereum keys and passwords: According to Denley, the extension is dangerous to users in two ways. First, any funds (ETH coins and ERC0-based tokens) managed directly inside the extension are at risk. Denley says that the extension sends the private keys of all wallets created or managed through its…