Mining cryptocurrencies are not that easy nor efficient for someone to become a billionaire, but this can be possible if you use thousands of machines. Google Chrome’s web policy permitted cryptocurrency single-purpose mining extensions as long as the client is sufficiently Known for mining conduct.
After some big companies like Facebook and Twitter, Google became serious about cryptocurrency extension on chrome and Google takes strict action against mining extension in chrome. James Wagner, Extensions Platform Product Manager of Google, stated on Chromium Blog on Monday in a post titled, Protecting Users from Extension Cryptojacking. “Starting today,”
Mr. Wagner explained, “Chrome Web Store will no longer accept extensions that mine cryptocurrency. Existing extensions that mine cryptocurrency will be delisted from the Chrome Web Store in late June. Extensions with blockchain-related purposes other than mining will continue to be permitted in the Web Store.”
An extension is the software programs that enable users to use some extra functionality which makes the browsing experience better. Unfortunately, some software developers use this functionality as an advantage of their own at the expense of users and develop some extensions that appear to give some useful functionality from the front-end, while run mining script in the background which consumes CPU memory, affect system performance without any sufficient knowledge of the client. This step not only blocks unwanted system consumption by these extensions but also increase system’s security to a great extent.
In January, opera has already blocked crypto miners, and many users use some extension such as Crypto Miner Blocker, Mining Blocker, No Coin to block these scripts running on their system.