What is Cryptojacking?

‘Cryptojacking’ is a term used to describe the action of secretly using a computer to mine cryptocurrency.

The original form of cryptojacking would involve the victim unknowingly installing software on their computer that would run in the background, solving algorithms.

to generate units of a cryptocurrency that would go back into the wallet of a hacker.

However, this particular type of attack has evolved to the point where it no longer needs a program to be installed – you can be cryptojacked simply by visiting a website in your browser.

We’re going to explain more about what cryptojacking is and how you can avoid it happening to you.

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