Russia is expected to ban the mining of alternative cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, in the country. It hasn't said that people will be stopped from using them, however.
Websites stealthily using the CPU resources of visitors could be a much larger problem than expected, with a report suggesting as many as 500 million PCs visit sites that use such tools.
The most popular torrent site in the world is, once again, monetising the droves of users it attracts daily by using their CPUs to mine cryptocurrencies, this time without the ability to opt out.
In response to The Pirate Bay's dabbling with the use of visitors' PCs to mine cryptocurrency, the developers of AdBlock Plus have now pushed out a filter that prevents sites from doing so.
The authorities have ordered Bitcoin exchange executives to stay in the country in order to help the authorities with their investigations as they move to close down Bitcoin exchanges in China.
With the price of bitcoin reaching record highs, motherboard manufacturers have begun challenging the limits of what is possible, by squeezing as many GPU slots they can onto mining motherboards.
During an investigation into large scale attacks like WannaCry, the researchers found a new Linux virus that can be used to execute commands or mine crypto-currencies on an infected system.
During an interview, the CEO of BTCC said that the increase in cyber attacks on bitcoin exchanges proves the value behind the cryptocurrency and that the value of bitcoin will increase substantially.
Mining cryptocurrency has gained quite a following, not only from consumers but also manufacturers. ASRock is the latest company to capitalize on this trend, introducing a new motherboard.
Mining cryptocurrency has become popular over the past couple of years, and manufacturers of PC components have taken notice. Biostar has now introduced its latest motherboard to offer 12 GPU slots.
Apple touted its advances and focus on using renewable energy and recycled materials in its products. The company also said that one day it will fully rely on recycled minerals and end mining.
A pioneer of internet in Africa, Nii Quaynor, has announced the establishment of a Bitcoin producing farm on the continent. He claims that it is the first mining facility in Africa.
A new piece of malware has been found which spreads through an innocent looking link on Skype. The malware is spreading at around 2,000 clicks per hour and uses the host computer to mine for Bitcoins.
Neowin discovers a classic computer from the late 1980s, operating still as a daily piece of hardware at a silver mine somewhere in the world.
Credit card numbers, passwords, and Social Security Numbers are amongst the confidential data comScore is accused of siphoning via spyware-like software installed by users.