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Monday, February 19, 2018

The name of the new danger of porn: they make mine cryptocurrency for hackers


Pretty common knowledge that visiting porn sites is fraught with hit on computer programs created by hackers. Recently, Chinese experts have found that some of these programs force the computer to which they are downloaded, “mine” cryptocurrency for cybercriminals, and users might not even suspect, if not pay attention to the slowing down of computer.


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Mining is the provision of power of a computer to conduct distributed computing (process where many machines in parallel, processing data and solving a computationally intensive problem). The reward for this act of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Of course, in “normal” conditions, mining is an entirely voluntary process, however, hackers have created programs that allow you to use other people’s computers as a benefit to themselves. Nearly fifty percent of cases are “hidden” they are just on porn sites, although the second half was distributed among the online ads, personal blogs, video-sharing websites and many other types of Internet portals.

Last week it was reported that hackers disguise malicious software under links to pornographic films and images even more often than you think. Then it was about the programs, process subscriptions to various paid services against the will of the owner or blocking the fan of pornography computer or smartphone, and then demand to transfer the criminals “buy”.

Previously, various scientists have stated that to adult content can hurt not only the computer, but also the psychology of its owner. In particular, psychologists from the University of Nebraska claim to be obsessed with pornography at an early age, men often become extra prone to desire to conform to stereotypes of “masculinity” that drives them to seek power over women and promiscuity. Women’s films of the category “18+” can cause negative perceptions of their appearance or inflated expectations from sex.

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