Opera introduces Bitcoin mining protection in its mobile browsers

Opera recently added the browser protection against cryptocurrency to its browsers It helps mining scripts to its desktop products as well

By Sandeep
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Cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, have become quite a topic of discussion with their surge in value. With this begins the mining for new crypto coins known as Cryptocurrency mining. While some use their own data centers, many web developers are increasingly using people's computers and smartphones for such activities- often without their consent. The phenomenon is estimated to be affecting more than a billion people worldwide, which makes their devices to run warm, become slow and eat up their batteries.

 
Opera introduces Bitcoin mining protection in its mobile browsers

Opera recently added the browser protection against cryptocurrency to its browsers It helps mining scripts to its desktop products as well Today, Opera has announced the feature for all its mobile browsers, protecting majority of smartphone browser users.

"When you browse the web, there are no visual clues that your device is exposed to mining," commented Jan Standal, VP Product Marketing at Opera "A single webpage you visit can take up to 4.5 hours of your battery time, if you keep the tab open. This often turns out to be just the battery time you needed to use a ride-hailing app or check the map to get home" he further added.

As per some reports, there are currently more than 3 million websites exposed to cryptojacking, so the need for extra protection is required more than ever. By blocking mining scripts, Opera ensures that its users' smartphones continue to run smoothly and that they have enough battery life for the things they really want or need to be doing claims the company.

Opera introduces Bitcoin mining protection in its mobile browsers

The new Opera anti-cryptocurrency mining feature is activated by default when a user activates the ad blocker on Opera Mini and Opera for Android. The ad blocker can be enabled in "Settings", and it will automatically detect and stop the mining scripts written into the coding of a webpage.

Users can visit www.cryptojackingtest.con on their smartphones or desktop to determine whether the browser they are using is affected by mining or not.

 
Opera introduces Bitcoin mining protection in its mobile browsers

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