Salon magazine extracts crypto cash

If a reader chooses to block their advertising, the American publication Salon will use that person’s computer to search for Monero, a cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin.

The creation of new tokens of a cryptocurrency generally requires complex calculations that consume a lot of computing power. Salon told readers, “We intend to use a small percentage of its additional processing power to help advance technological discovery, evolution and innovation. The site uses CoinHive, a controversial mining tool that was recently used in an attack involving government websites in the UK, US, and elsewhere.

However, unlike that incident, where hackers took control of visitors’ computers to mine cryptocurrency, Salon notifies users and asks them to agree before the tool begins mining. “I have opted for the new Salon income model using Coinhive¬† wrote security researcher Troy Mursch. They now use 100% of my CPU to mine cryptocurrencies. As my computer slows down and starts to heat up quickly, I have a hard time navigating their website

The approach takes advantage of the additional processing power of a computer when the user is browsing Salon.com after a user accepts a message asking for permission. Soon after, the computer goes to work. Readers are likely to hear your machine’s cooling fans kick in and your machine will use more power. On an FAQ page on its website, Salon told readers that the idea was part of a test. I have a hard time navigating their website.

For our beta program, we will start by applying its processing power to cryptocurrency mining to recoup lost ad revenue when you use an ad blocker the company said. I have opted for the new Salon’s revenue model using Coinhive wrote security researcher Troy Mursch. They now use 100% of my CPU [central processing unit] to mine cryptocurrencies. As my computer slows down and starts to heat up quickly.

The approach takes advantage of the additional processing power of a computer when the user is browsing Salon.com after a user accepts a message asking for permission. Soon after, the computer goes to work. Readers are likely to hear your machine’s cooling fans kick in and your machine will use more power. On an FAQ page on its website, Salon told readers that the idea was part of a test.

 

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