The developers of the Opera browser have paid attention to the problem of hidden mining for a long time , so they decided to protect users of PCs and smart devices from the actions of intruders. First they released a secure version for computers, and the other day a new browser for mobile devices appeared in time.
In a press release published on the developers website, it says that hidden mining damages users’ devices, negatively affecting their performance and wearing gadget batteries. Therefore, the creators of the new Opera decided to challenge hackers and prevent such situations from happening again.
According to researchers in the field of cybersecurity, hidden programs-miners, using the computing power of computers around the world, are built into millions of sites. When a user of a PC gets to such a resource, the miner starts to load the victim’s “iron”, which at that time does not suspect anything, helping unscrupulous resource owners to earn a little crypto currency.
“When you browse such a site, a computer or other device does not signal that the program-miner is running, but if you do not leave the site for a long time, the battery will start to discharge very quickly, and the performance of the device will fall many times,” explained the developers of the protected browser Opera.
The new version of Opera, designed for PCs and mobile devices, automatically blocks the miners using the enhanced ad blocking function. Until the hackers write the current “patch” blocking the protection of Opera, you can sit on the Internet and not worry that you are stuffing someone with cryptoshelves, while “killing” your tablet or smartphone. You can download the new version in the application stores and on the developers site.