Salon magazine asks readers with ad-blockers to mine for cryptocurrency

Salon magazine asks readers with ad-blockers to mine for cryptocurrency
Salon magazine asks readers with ad-blockers to mine for cryptocurrency
The US-based news magazine Salon is asking readers with advert-blocking software to use their computers to mine for the cryptocurrency monero. Readers using software to avoid seeing adverts are presented with a pop-up window, says the Financial Times, which asks them if they would like to use their computers’ processing power for “calculations”.These calculations are powered by a programme called Coinhive, the website says, which hides in readers’ web browsers and uses a portion of their compute…

Salon magazine asks readers with ad-blockers to mine for cryptocurrency