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Digital Coin Miners Hack Plugin That Reads Websites To The Blind

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Digital Coin Miners Hack Plugin That Reads Websites To The Blind

Digital Coin Miners Hack Plugin That Reads Websites To The Blind

Thousands of websites relying on the Browsealoud plugin recently fell prey to a hack.

Websites use this specific plugin for visually impaired visitors so they can hear content.

Hackers secretly ran a cryptocurrency mining script in the background of visiting PCs.

The plugin’s code was altered to run Coinhive’s controversial JavaScript-based Monero digital currency miner.

Because it’s based on JavaScript, administrators can easily insert Coinhive’s miner into a webpage.

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Digital Coin Miners Hack Plugin That Reads Websites To The Blind

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