Opera updates its Android and iOS browsers with bitcoin mining protection

Opera updates its Android and iOS browsers with bitcoin mining protection
Three weeks after Opera added cryptocurrency mining protection to its desktop browsers, the software company announced a similar feature has been implemented into its mobile browsers.

Opera and Opera Mini for Android and iOS now benefit from full bitcoin protection with the latest update, the company confirmed earlier today. Here is how it works, as explained by Opera:

If you didn't know, scripts mining for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin can increase your smartphone's CPU usage up to 100 percent, which can cause increased battery draining and make the device overheat.

Since there's no visual evidence that your smartphone is exposed to mining, Opera has created a website that can tell you if your device is affected by unwanted crypto mining. You can visit www.cryptojackingtest.com from your mobile or desktop browser and check if your device is mining cryptocurrency without you knowing it.

source: Opera


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