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ThrashZone 03-26-2018 06:00 AM

[BleepingComputer] Protecting yourself from In-Browser Miners
 
Miners are becoming an epidemic and in-browsing mining is only going to get worse.
Therefore, it is important that all users protect themselves by installing antivirus software
that detects when a browser connects to known mining services such as CoinHive.

Unfortunately, new services keep popping up and it has become a game of whack-a-mole
for the security industry.
Therefore, your installed software may not detect the URL or scripts associated with a new in-browser miner.

To add further protection, you can use an adblocker with Chrome, which will block in-browser mining scripts.
For those looking for a more granular approach, you can use the CoinBlockerLists site to download lists of
IP addresses and domains affiliated with in-browser mining.
Source,
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/new...rowser-miners/

Hi,
Found a nice tutorial on how to use add to host file for others than might not of ever done it before like myself :o
Actually pretty easy seeing my browser Palemoon nominer add-on for Firefox is not compatible :(
https://www.tenforums.com/antivirus-...er-miners.html

Liranan 03-26-2018 06:35 AM

uBlock and NoScript are amazing.

ThrashZone 03-26-2018 06:53 AM

Hi,
Yep I've got Ublock origin too found it on this very website :thumb:

NoScript though is a pain I couldn't deal with so many alterations..... very complicated breaks darn near very website :/
Just ran into this one though seems interesting
http://win10epicfail.proboards.com/t...own-hosts-file

iamjanco 03-26-2018 07:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ThrashZone (Post 27030889)
Hi,
Yep I've got Ublock origin too found it on this very website :thumb:

NoScript though is a pain I couldn't deal with so many alterations..... very complicated breaks darn near very website :/
Just ran into this one though seems interesting
http://win10epicfail.proboards.com/t...own-hosts-file

Here's a fairly well maintained list of urls for the hosts file approach. If you do use this approach, once you've made your changes to the Windows hosts file, open a command window and run the following command at the prompt:

ipconfig /flushdns

That should be done every time you make changes to the hosts file.

schmotty 03-26-2018 07:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iamjanco (Post 27030969)
Here's a fairly well maintained list of urls for the hosts file approach. If you do use this approach, once you've made your changes to the Windows hosts file, open a command window and run the following command at the prompt:

ipconfig /flushdns

That should be done every time you make changes to the hosts file.

And then restart any browsers you have open.

iamjanco 03-26-2018 07:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by schmotty (Post 27031129)
And then restart any browsers you have open.

Yup, thanks :)

ThrashZone 03-26-2018 07:56 AM

Hi,
Good info missed that part :)
I didn't use the other one I posted just the coin blocker one in the op :)

Melan 03-26-2018 12:08 PM

https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts
If anyone interested. I have it on my PC, Mac and had it on 5T for a short time.

Aenra 03-26-2018 12:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iamjanco (Post 27030969)
open a command window and run the following command at the prompt: ipconfig /flushdns. That should be done every time you make changes to the hosts file.


So that's why changes wouldn't always take effect! After all these years, lol, i finally know.. thanks for that tip :)

*Edit: If i may ask a related question, is there any downside to having multiple same entries in the hosts file? Asking because so far i've got my own list (which includes everything the 'ready-made' ones don't have), the windows/microsoft-related list and a general hosts file list, which is huge. Using Ctrl+F to search if a new entry already exists is fine, but when a new.. new.. list is to be added with 294746528 new entries, that's a bit too much for me to check.

ku4eto 03-26-2018 01:52 PM

Eh, i am fine using CoinHive instead of having crap ads.


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