Mozilla Firefox has strengthened the protections against hidden crypto mining malware and surveillance of their users in its latest browser versions Firefox Nightly 68 and Beta 67.
To protect the privacy of users, Mozilla Firefox will block web site’s attempts to create a digital fingerprint of a computer based on its configuration data. Such fingerprints allow trackers to track visitor activity even after deleting cookies. New anti-tracking system is already working in test builds of Firefox Nightly 68 and Beta 67, and later it will appear in the final versions of the application.
The new Firefox protection is currently not enabled by default, but can be enabled in the Privacy and Security settings’ section. The protections will be turned on by default in Nightly in the coming weeks.
Cryptojacking is a major hacking scheme that is defined as the secret deployment of users’ computing power to mine cryptocurrencies without users’ knowledge and consent.