Popular Chrome extension is secretly mining cryptocurrency

Have you heard of cryptojacking? It's the practice of secretly using your computer's resources to mine cryptocurrency without the user's permission. ; Typically, you'll see the practice on shady websites — popular Bittorrent site The Pirate Bay appears to have experimented with it at one point — but a cryptojacking program has recently been found in a popular Chrome extension. ; SEE ALSO: The top 10 tech stories of 2017 BleepingComputer reports that Archive Poster, a Chrome extension [Read Entire Story]

Bitcoin takes a break but Ethereum and other cryptocoins reach new highs

Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap, is having a field day. It's currently trading at $850, a new all-time-high, after an incredible rally in which it nearly doubled its price in nine days. ; Ethereum's current market capitalization is $82 billion, according to CoinMarketCap. ; SEE ALSO: Bitcoin tycoon promises to give away $86 million worth of bitcoins to charity Bitcoin, by far the biggest cryptocurrency with a $318 billion market cap, has also grown in this period, but [Read Entire Story]