Windows 10: Test Your Web Browser’s Cryptojacking Protection Solved

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  1. Posts : 657
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       10 Mar 2018 #1

    Test Your Web Browser’s Cryptojacking Protection


    Just found this today, A very simple way to test if your browser is vulnerable to Cryptojacking it only takes a min.

    Cryptojacking Test



    Source:
    How to Test Your Web Browsers Cryptojacking Protection - Make Tech Easier

    Testing Your Browser


    In response to the recent cryptojacking attacks, browser developer Opera has updated their browser to combat this new attack vector. They’re not just hogging the glory for themselves, however; they’ve also set up a website where you can test if your browser can defend itself against a cryptojacking attack.

    If you want to check if you’re safe from an attack, using the site is very easy! To start the test, hit the blue “Start” button on the website.

    Hopefully you will get the same result as me.

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  2. Posts : 21,204
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       10 Mar 2018 #2

    sml156 said: View Post
    Just found this today, A very simple way to test if your browser is vulnerable to Cryptojacking it only takes a min.

    Cryptojacking Test




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    I got the same score with Edge and Chrome on my PC, and I have the latest updated HOST file, so I have a feeling this is Opera's version of scareware
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  3. Posts : 657
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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       10 Mar 2018 #3

    Cliff S said: View Post
    I got the same score with Edge and Chrome on my PC, and I have the latest updated HOST file, so I have a feeling this is Opera's version of scareware
    I have been running my own DNS/DHCP server for over a year now, I find it works better than the hosts file because it protects my whole network.

    I run two DNS/DHCP servers, One is on an old crappy laptop and the other is on a virtual machine it takes very little resources to run only 512mb ram, less than 2 gig hard drive and 1 processor is all it needs.

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  4. Posts : 8,033
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       10 Mar 2018 #4

    sml156 said: View Post
    I have been running my own DNS/DHCP server for over a year now, I find it works better than the hosts file because it protects my whole network.
    Good idea, but for those of us without the equipment to run our private DNS the hosts works too. All my browsers (including IE) test as protected, but without a hosts they all fail the test.
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  5. Posts : 657
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       10 Mar 2018 #5

    Bree said: View Post
    Good idea, but for those of us without the equipment to run our private DNS the hosts works too. All my browsers (including IE) test as protected, but without a hosts they all fail the test.
    One computer I have it running on is an old (~10 - 15 years) Compaq presario 32 bit 4 gig ram running Windows 10 and in VMware workstation i'm running my DNS/DHCP server, works like a charm.

    You really don't need as much resources as you might think.
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  6. Posts : 657
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       10 Mar 2018 #6

    For anyone wishing for an easy way to take care of your hosts file there is an automated tool to pick and add lists to you hosts file.

    I was using these tool's to help me with my hosts file for years with no problems.

    Hostsman
    http://www.abelhadigital.com/hostsman

    I also used hosts server to make queries faster.
    http://www.abelhadigital.com/hostsserver

    Not sure why but the links are not working for me although Down For Everyone Or Just Me - Check if a website or site is down. say's they are working.
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  7. Posts : 192
    Win 10 pro 64 bit/v.1803/17134.167
       10 Mar 2018 #7

    This with Chrome with all miners block extension. No hosts file additions.
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  8. Posts : 21,204
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       10 Mar 2018 #8

    Slippery said: View Post
    This with Chrome with all miners block extension. No hosts file additions.
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       10 Mar 2018 #9
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  10.    10 Mar 2018 #10

    Slippery said: View Post
    This with Chrome with all miners block extension. No hosts file additions.
    Which miners blocker are you using? I did a search and I came up with three.
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