What the future holds for the crypto space as Firefox Quantum fights crypto jacking


The illicit hijacking of processing power for mining otherwise known as crypto jacking has been a terrific menace that has ravaged the world if crypto currency for quite some time now and it is also noteworthy to state that this practice although seemingly harmless has in one way or another lead to a decrease in the number of prospective investors. This practice which essentially involves taking advantage of unsuspecting internet users by making use of their spare computing powers to facilitate mining of crypto currencies has also over time gotten various attempts at stopping it.

One of these attempts has been made known to the public very recently and it is known the Firefox Quantum, it is the latest version of an open source internet browser which was created by Mozilla and was designed specifically for the purpose of combating this exploitative practice that has ravaged this space. It's already general knowledge that Mozilla had previously made efforts to warn in an official blog posts that websites could be embedded with features that can deploy scripts to launch a crypto miner on a users device without them knowing. This can be seen as a very welcomed development given that these activities are so subtle that even users who are aware of it can neither know the websites that could be free of these illegal activities nor know the exact measures to take to prevent being taken advantage of, knowing that this development is coming from the makers of one of the most recognised internet browsers gives a very strong feeling of assurance.

Mozilla which has partnered with online privacy company Disconnect has successfully created a crypto mining blocker for their browser there by making it more reliable to use by crypto currency enthusiasts. Users now have the liberty to toggle in an opt-in feature which eventually blocks crypto jackers from taking advantage of spare computing power to mine cryptocurrencies.

Although an announcement was made earlier on that Mozilla was going to block off every form of crypto jacking in a new browser which was supposed to be released in August 2018, Firefox Quantum is also designed to curb the so-called “fingerprinting” which is also another vice that threatens the security of users on the internet by making some sort of digital fingerprint of a user and monitors their activities.

Similar efforts have also been made before now to curb this illicit activities that continuously threatens the safety of users on the internet as It could also be recalled that the cybersecurity company MalwareBytes has on the 23rd of April called crypto jacking essentially extinct all of these go to show that not only are serious efforts being made to ensure the safety of crypto currency enthusiasts on the internet but that with these efforts there's some level of hope for the future of crypto currencies.

Inevitably the malicious persons within the crypto space just like in any other space would no doubt continuously look for loopholes to exploit in the system. But then the joy now lies in the fact that these acts are not left unchecked. It is therefore possible to say that the decentralisation that cryptocurrencies seek to achieve has been further fostered as different bodies can be seen making contribution to making the space safer for all.


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