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data mining

  1. Jason

    Headlines Thousands of websites hit by cryptocurrency mining malware

    Back in September 2017, popular magnet and torrent website (TPB) was discovered to be testing a new way to generate revenue that hijacked its visitors' CPU cycles to mine cryptocurrency. In order to achieve that, TPB made use of Coinhive, a bit of JavaScript that embeds a Monero...
  2. Jason

    Security researcher accuses Microsoft of 'sneaky data mining' in Win 10

    Ah, you can never get enough paranoia nowadays, can you? Security researcher Mike Patterson -- founder and CEO of security analytics organization Plixer -- says Microsoft's Windows 10 sends encrypted data from your machine every five minutes, and there’s basically very little you can do to stop...