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Surreptitious cryptocurrency miners hide on Politifact and hundreds of other sites
Politifact is the latest and perhaps most high-profile website to host code that secretly hijacks visitors' CPUs to mine cryptocurrency. Driven by a boom in cryptocoin value and a lack of protections against Javascript routines like this one, this surprising form of audience monetization is now found on hundreds of sites. It's not quite an ad, and it's not quite malware, nor is it strictly speaking a virus or exploit.
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