Windows 10: Protecting yourself from In-Browser Miners Solved

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  1. Cliff S's Avatar
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       24 Mar 2018 #31

    New update: Last modified: 21 03 2018 22:39

    https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Ze.../hosts_browser
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       24 Mar 2018 #32

    Cliff S said: View Post
    New update: Last modified: 21 03 2018 22:39

    https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Ze.../hosts_browser
    Thank you Cliff
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  3. Cliff S's Avatar
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       24 Mar 2018 #33

    worf105 said: View Post
    Thank you Cliff
    You're welcome Andrew, by the way, there are 1422 mining addresses this time around
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       25 Mar 2018 #34

    Cliff S said: View Post
    You're welcome Andrew, by the way, there are 1422 mining addresses this time around
    And growing.
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       25 Mar 2018 #35

    As always Cliff, thanks for taking care of us.
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  6.    25 Mar 2018 #36

    Cliff S said: View Post
    The script is being blocked from the add on, but not from hosts file.

    To understand what the hosts file is/does(very simplified): The Hosts File and what it can do for you
    Update: HOSTS file method doesn't block this particular script. It still gets blocked by my AV. However improvements to Firefox mean that it's no longer a problem. If I switch to another browser even with updated hosts file and coin block addons the script still tries to activate.

    Lesson learned. Use Firefox for certain websites. Basic protection works.

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    Firefox Working on Protection Against In-Browser Cryptojacking Scripts

    The cryptojacking blocking system is currently hidden in Firefox Tracking Protection using a list of domains associated with advertisers that have a habit of secretly tracking users across multiple sites.

    Since November 16th this list has also been blocking the domains of Coinhive and Crypto-Loot, two companies that provide in-browser mining services.

    One might say blocking two domains wouldn't be enough to make a dent. But according to statistics Bleeping Computer received from US security researcher Troy Mursch, the Coinhive JS script is found on 81.6% of all web domains that include a cryptojacking script, while Crypto-Loot is ranked #5 on that list, so, despite blocking just two domains, this list covers quite a lot of ground.
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       26 Mar 2018 #37

    Hi,
    Good one @Cliff S :)
    I didn't have a host calender folder just the host never messed with the host file before but yeah a hidden folder :)
    Palemoon the no miner add-on was not compatible so had to do the host file deal so thanks for the caveman instructions
    Cheers.
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  8.    26 Mar 2018 #38

    A former member here NoelC I think was his name wrote a host compiler program that helps to keep the file updated and you can find it in the link below. Been using it for a while and it works well

    http://win10epicfail.proboards.com/t...own-hosts-file
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       26 Mar 2018 #39

    Interesting routine. Thanks for posting it. Think I will hold off running it, waiting for others with more knowledge to comment.
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  10. Cliff S's Avatar
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       26 Mar 2018 #40

    Wiley Coyote said: View Post
    As always Cliff, thanks for taking care of us.
    ThrashZone said: View Post
    Hi,
    Good one @Cliff S :)
    I didn't have a host calender folder just the host never messed with the host file before but yeah a hidden folder :)
    Palemoon the no miner add-on was not compatible so had to do the host file deal so thanks for the caveman instructions
    Cheers.
    You both are welcome:)
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