Should Palemoon block crypto miners by default ?

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Should Palemoon block crypto miners by default ?

Unread postby jangdonggun1234 » Tue, 02 Oct 2018, 12:36

Crypto miner has become a very annoying for the web lately, and a lot of websites use this method to generate money but is so evil and annoying. I think Palemoon should block miners by default as Firefox, Chrome and Opera blocked them already: https://www.coindesk.com/firefox-announ ... g-scripts/

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Re: Should Palemoon block crypto miners by default ?

Unread postby Moonchild » Tue, 02 Oct 2018, 12:43

Purpose: The browser is a client meant to display content, not block it.
Limited risk: Crypto miners are all delivered through WASM which is disabled by default in Pale Moon.
Mitigation: content blocking extensions are aplenty which can effectively block bad actors on the web (e.g. ABL + a proper filter subscription)
Firefox's "solution" is simply their baked-in disconnect.me, being touted as something unique and new while all it is is just blocking more things through the system add-on.

Conclusion: I don't see anything actionable here. :)
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Re: Should Palemoon block crypto miners by default ?

Unread postby gepus » Wed, 03 Oct 2018, 14:24

Moonchild wrote:Mitigation: content blocking extensions are aplenty which can effectively block bad actors on the web (e.g. ABL + a proper filter subscription)
Firefox's "solution" is simply their baked-in disconnect.me, being touted as something unique and new while all it is is just blocking more things through the system add-on.

Conclusion: I don't see anything actionable here. :)

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- small addition
JavaScript Miners like Coinhive can use asm.js as fallback.
If false, the miner will use the faster WebAssembly version if supported and otherwise fall back to asm.js.
source


Because of security qualms (CVE-2015-0817 CVE-2015-2712) I have asm.js disabled since 2015 and didn't encounter major negative impact on sites I visit regularly.


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