Firefox browser offers new measures to counter background cryptomining

New security preferences have been added to the latest release of Firefox's Quantum browser, the firm has written in a blog post. The company has rolled out features which include blocking unauthorised cryptomining and third-party fingerprinting.

Cryptomining or cryptojacking uses a computer’s CPU to mine cryptocurrencies without the victim’s knowledge or consent. A mining module is installed in-browser, usually slowing down the device and in the worst-case scenario even damaging the equipment.

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