- Feature works by activating ad blocker on Opera browsers
- Opera has created a webstek to check if a browser is affected
- Feature will be available on Android handsets spil well spil iPhone models
The Opera browser has a fresh feature that prevents smartphones being used to secretly help attackers mine cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Recently, Opera had released its Opera 50 version desktop browser for Windows, macOS, and Linux. It includes numerous features such spil a fresh anti-cryptocurrency mining. However, Opera’s fresh feature will now be available ter all its smartphone browsers.
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Growing popularity of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has led to unethical practices like cryptojacking. Mining requires considerable power and finishes up slowing down smartphones that are affected by it. Opera says that scripts mining for cryptocurrencies can increase a smartphone’s CPU usage up to 100 procent, resulting ter overheating and battery ontwatering.
The company says there are presently more than Trio million websites exposed to cryptojacking. The fresh feature essentially blocks mining scripts so that the smartphones along with their batteries, function normally. Jan Standal, VP Product Marketing at Opera, said, “When you browse the Web, there are no visual clues that your device is exposed to mining.” He added, “A single webpagina you visit can take up to Four.Five hours of your battery time if you keep the tabulator open. This often turns out to be just the battery time you needed to use a ride-hailing app or check the ordner to get huis.”
The fresh anti-cryptocurrency mining feature gets activated by default when activating the ad blocker on Opera Mini and Opera for Android. Opera says the ad blocker can be enabled te the Settings tabulator. It automatically detects and stops mining scripts written into the coding of a webpagina, the company says.
Opera has also created a webstek for users to check if their browser is affected by unwanted crypto mining. The webstek is called ‘cryptojackingtest’ and can be used on smartphones spil well spil desktops.
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Spil mentioned earlier, Opera has also announced the release of a stable build of the latest Opera 50 Web browser. The Opera 50 browser has the fresh NoCoin feature that helps block webpages that discreetly use cryptocurrency mining scripts. This feature also works by activating the inbuilt ad blocker ter the Settings tabulator.
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