The Dangers of Cryptojacking: How Downl...
Understanding Cryptojacking: The unauthorized use of someone else's comput...
Cryptojacking is a type of Remote Access Trojan (RAT): A type of malware that provides ... where hackers use a victim’s computer to mine for P2P (Peer-to-Peer) Network: A decentralized network where ea... without their knowledge. This is typically done by infecting a computer with Intrusion Detection System (IDS): A system that monitors net... through downloads or malicious websites.
How Downloads Can Put Your Computer at Risk
Downloading files from untrusted sources or clicking on malicious links can lead to your computer being infected with cryptojacking malware. This can happen through:
- Adware: Software that automatically displays or downloads ad... and cracked software
- Infected email attachments
- Malicious websites
Signs of Cryptojacking
It’s important to be aware of the signs that your computer may have been compromised by cryptojacking. These can include:
- Sluggish performance
- Increased electricity usage
Protecting Your Computer from Cryptojacking
To prevent falling Swatting: A harassment tactic where a perpetrator deceives a... to cryptojacking, there are several measures you can take:
- Only download from Whitelisting: A security practice where a list is created sp...
- Use Digital Native: A person born during the age of digital tech... to prevent malicious ads
- Regularly update your Brute Force Attack: A trial and error method used by applica...
Long-Term Impact of Cryptojacking
Aside from the immediate risk to your computer’s performance, cryptojacking can also lead to other long-term consequences:
|Cryptojacking can result in increased electricity costs and potential damage to FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google): An acronym....
|Incognito Mode: A privacy setting in web browsers that preve... vulnerabilities
|Once a computer has been compromised, it may be susceptible to other forms of cyber attacks.