Tag Archives: Smartphones

Hackers Hijack Millions of Smartphones to Mine Cryptocurrency

Hackers have been secretly hijacking millions of smartphones in order to mine the cryptocurrency monero, new research reveals. Analysts at security firm Malwarebytes first spotted the illicit cryptocurrency mining, known as cryptojacking, in late January but only published details of the campaign this week. The research explains how a phone’s processing power is being used […]

Binance 101: Sell Your Stellar, Ripple & Other Alt-Coins for Bitcoin or Ethereum « Smartphones :: Gadget Hacks

Selling alt-coins like Stellar (XLM) or Ripple (XRP) in exchange for more widespread coins like Ethereum (ETH) or Bitcoin (BTC) can be a daunting task if you’re new to cryptocurrency. Though you’ll still need to do your research to avoid potential disasters, Binance takes the hassle out of trading digital currencies on your smartphone. Now […]

Opera Browser Adds Cryptocurrency Miner Protection for Smartphones

Cryptocurrency miners embedded in websites is increasingly becoming a problem for smartphones, but the Opera web browser is trying to remove the threat for its users. Opera, which already introduced cryptocurrency miner protection in its desktop-based versions, is now putting the same feature into its smartphone browsers, the company announced Monday. The new feature will […]

You Can Collect Bitcoins Using Samsung’s Mining Rig Made From 40 Old Galaxy Smartphones

Making Old Hardware Useful Consumer behavior when it comes to smartphones — particularly flagship devices like Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy phones — has become quite predictable. As these premier devices get upgraded every year, most people tend to stick to their device for only two years. Most find themselves with older smartphone models that, more often, […]

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