Opera Browser Addresses Cryptojacking, Adds Anti-Crypto Mining For Mobile

Opera, a web browser that has since December included anti-crypto mining in their integrated ad-blocker for desktop, announced today, Jan. 22, that they will add this feature to their mobile browser as well.

Cryptojacking, a process by which a computer or smartphone is hacked in order to remotely mine cryptocurrency without the owner’s knowledge, uses a large amount of battery and can greatly slow down the device.

Opera’s Vice President of Product Marketing Jan Standal described the process of cryptojacking in the company’s press release for their anti-mining software for mobile.

Source: CoinTelegraph