Google Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Extensions From Chrome Web Store

By [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal) In an effort to prevent cryptojacking by extensions that maliciously mine digital currencies without users’ awareness, Google has implemented a new Web Store policy that bans any Chrome extension submitted to the Web Store that mines cryptocurrency.

Over the past few months, we have seen a sudden rise in malicious extensions that appear to offer useful functionality, while embedding hidden

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