Statistics Have Revealed Some Disturbing Facts…
New statistics reveal that 2,531 of the top 3 million websites are running the Coinhive miner, which amounts to 1 in 1,000 websites. The lucrative method known as Digital Currency Mining is freely available for everyone who wants to monetize his business with users’ CPU power.
Why Is It Bad for You as a User?
The Coinhive crypto-mining software is bad for you because it gulps resources from the machine without your knowledge or initial consent. This results in way higher CPU (Processor) and GPU (Video Card) usage. One of the most obvious signs of infection is serious performance degradation.
The worst consequence is that your computer hardware components may break if they are used to mine Digital Currencies for extended periods of time.