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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 09:12 PM - Thread Starter
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[tn] Firefox Adds Option to Auto Block Mining Scripts

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Mozilla has released an update for its Firefox browser which includes an option to block cryptocurrency mining scripts on websites.The option is being offered alongside control of cookies and trackers in the “Privacy & Security” tab of the browser, where users can now also choose to tick a box that prevents “cryptominers” from running, Mozilla announced on its blog Tuesday.Crypto-mining scripts on websites run in the browser, normally without users’ knowledge or consent, using the power of the computer processor to mine cryptocurrency for hackers’ personal gain.“These scripts slow down your computer, drain your battery and rack up your electric bill,” Mozilla said.





Looks to be a positive move in the privacy department.




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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 10:54 PM
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NoScrypt and Ublock already took care of this but thanks Mozilla, I love Firefox.

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NoScrypt and Ublock already took care of this but thanks Mozilla, I love Firefox.
It's worth pointing out that while people like us pay attention to our browsers, most people don't. This is a big improvement.
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cool, now if only MS could just give us an OS wide switch.

most users are idiots, even the ones that figure out how to install a browser that didn't come on the device.

Said idiot users have no clue how to use an adblocker and are too technophobic to realize they can just google how.

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The more default protection the better.

It's mind boggling to think about how much money is spent every year just to try and protect us from dirtbag human beings. It's starting to feel like the war on drugs, all this money and effort and we are no nearer the goal than when we started.

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wait, so should you be enabling this with ublocker or just leave it disabled?
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I have it enabled with uBlock and haven't had any issues so far.

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I have it enabled with uBlock and haven't had any issues so far.
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I'm waiting for the day stock Firefox and the Tor Browser project merge as one, apparently that's the long term goal; for there to just be some kind of "Tor switch" as the "private browsing" mode and normal users will get TOR level protection. They have already implemented and merged many of the Tor browser features into Firefox but they can only be accessed through about:config.

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