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Block cryptocurrency miners running in the background

Some websites monetize themselves by using cryptocurrency miners that hijack a device’s CPU to mine for digital currencies like Bitcoin. These miners can put a lot of strain on your processor and battery. Some browsers now block this tactic by default, while others have compatible extensions that will block such scripts for you.

Keep your cryptocurrency stored offline

With the recent hype around digital currencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), maybe you’ve dabbled in the space and bought some yourself. The safest way to store these currencies is offline, on a USB drive or a “paper wallet,” which is a document containing all the information necessary for generating your BTC private keys.

An introduction to blockchain and what it means for data security

Many individuals heard about blockchain technology for the first time in 2017. Although it has many possible applications, it is best known as one of the key technologies underpinning cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, both of which reached all-time trading highs near the end of 2017. Their price surges fueled speculation about blockchain’s potential […]

LiteCoin is targeted

A new Trojan Horse was discovered that threatens to steal users money from their virtual LiteCoin wallets. If the newly created media hype around virtual currencies made you think about buying some coins such as long term savings, you may need to think again. A recently discovered malware that targets the digital currency LiteCoin and […]