Yesterday it hit the news that PirateBay has inserted code to their website which will make its visitors mine the cryptocurrency Monero for them while visiting the PirateBay internet site. Is that okay?
Cryptocurrencies are in the wind, and you may have heard about them in the media recently. Maybe because some high-ranking bank managers call them crap, or maybe because China has banned Initial Coin Offerings (ICO’s) and they are also forcing the nation’s exchanges to stop operating in China from the end of September or October 2017.
The easiest way to get rid of such scripts is by using an AdBlocker. There are several adblockers available with your browser, so just install one, and you will most likely be able to block both miner scripts and also Google ads and other annoying programs running on the websites you visit.