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Opera 50 NoCoin Feature Will Prevent Malicious Sites From Performing CPU Bitcoin Mining

Starting with Opera 50 stable, the Chromium based internet browser will receive two awesome changes: enhanced VPN service, which will be using the Opera data centers instead of the SurfEasy LLC ones used in the present and a new function called NoCoin, designed to block websites from performing CPU mining while you navigate on the internet.

The revised VPN function:

Starting with the new VPN function, Canada, US, Germany, Netherlands and Singapore will be replaced with Europe, America and Asia. Despite this, the functionality will remain the same.

If you don’t know this yet, the VPN feature can be enabled by going to the Settings menu (ALT + P) -> Privacy and Security – Enable VPN.

NoCoin – the anti mining service:

The NoCoin feature forbids the websites to perform malicious CPU mining while you navigate on the internet. For this to work, you need to also enable the built-in Opera adblocker and along with it, the NoCoin gets also activated (but can be disabled by user, if needed).

Basically, the NoCoin feature is just a list of malicious websites that get blocked by the adblocker.

So, if you want to enable both the built-in adblocker and NoCoin, you need to go to the Settings Menu (ALT + P) -> Block Ads.

Funcționalitatea antibitcoin nu permite siteurilor infectate sa mineze monede virtuale și să folosească putere de procesare în plus, in timpul navigării pe internet. Funcția este foarte bună și cred că va fi repede adoptată de celelalte browsere. Pentru ca noua funcție să funcționeze (și să apară în opțiuni), e nevoie să se activeze și mecanismul integrat adblocker.

The NoCoin function will be included in the stable version of Opera 50, but it is already present in both Opera 50 Beta and Opera 51 Dev.

For more information, see this article from the official Opera Blog.

Like usual, Opera is the browser that implements new features the fastest. The NoCoin feature should be adopted quickly to by the other internet browsers as well.

Opera 50 NoCoin Feature Will Prevent Malicious Sites From Performing CPU Bitcoin Mining

Opera 50 NoCoin Feature Will Prevent Malicious Sites From Performing CPU Bitcoin Mining

 

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One million Google and Yahoo accounts for sale on the dark web

yahoo and google accounts sell on dark web

 A person that has the SunTzu583 username has listed a series of e-mail packages on more than just one dark web websites. The prices are different, because many Yahoo details are already available, but some Gmail accounts may worth few Bitcoins.

The accounts come from the HackRead website. One of the offers, for more than 450K Gmail accounts also come with few email and password samples. TheInquirer.net has carried out few checks of the accounts, also in the online database of HaveIbeenPwned, and those samples appear there too … some more than just once.

The profile of the seller, the person that sells over 1 million e-mail accounts is very brief. It appears on his or hers profile “Hello, I’m here to sell digital goods like accounts or data bases“.

You can check on haveibeenpwnd.com if your e-mail account or accounts have been hacked or if they appear into a public spam list etc. We do recommend that you check that, especially because I’ve been notified by Yahoo that I need to change the password – again – due to another security breach… meaning that Yahoo got hacked again recently. And believe me, it was a Yahoo genuine e-mail.

Lucky me, the few e-mail accounts I have are marked as secured – for now. Are your e-mail addresses save? It’s never to late to check and secure them, so our advice will be to do that. This is one way that could help avoiding to get your e-mail addresses been sold out on the dark web.