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Digital Coin Miners Hack Plugin That Reads Websites To The Blind

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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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