With the increasing value of bitcoin, many websites mine cryptocurrency without visitors awarness, such as movies streaming movies websites .one technique is to use a program known as CoinHive. Has google chrome  joined this party?

According to a post on Bleeping Computer, a Google Chrome extension named archive poster with over  105,000 users has hijacked CPUs users to mine Miner cryptocurrency when the browser is open without users permission.

Archive poster is advertised as a mod for Tumblr that allows users an easier way to “reblog, queue posts , and so on, from another blog’s archive.

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According to Mursch, a US-based security researcher on the cryptojacking, the Coinhive cryptojacking code is hidden in a JavaScript file loaded from the following URL:

https://c7e935.netlify[.]com/b.js

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