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The PirateBay uses website visitors as miners without them knowing. 'causes 100% CPU) - Tooxic - 09-24-2017

Thanks to JavaScript (not to be confused with the programming language: Java), The Pirate Bay website has put code in their site which turns visitor computers as a mining machine for a crypto concurrency without the user knowing. The visitors of the site are completely unaware of the activity that their web browser is doing. The website says nothing. Only if you open the Task Manager you will notice that your CPU is spiking to really high load, reaching 100% (or you'll notice your system act slow and is less responsive if you know your system well).

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The only way to disable this, is to disable JavaScript from your web browser. However, this will disable some features on the website, and affect all other websites you go to as JavaScript is used a lot in the modern web of today. Web browsers may have an add-on to disable JavaScript on a specific website, so you may want to look into that instead.

 

Source: https://www.neowin.net/news/the-pirate-bay-hijacks-visitors-cpu-causing-100-spikes-everyone-loses-their-

 
Do you support websites mining on your system while you visit them to make money off you as an alternative to advertisement or added to advertisement to make additional revenue?