Technology Mozilla Adding CryptoMining and Fingerprint Blocking to Firefox

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  1. tom_mai78101

    tom_mai78101 The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host Staff Member

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    In numerous Mozilla bug tickets that were recently updated, Mozilla is getting closer to adding cryptomining and fingerprinting blocking to their Firefox browser.

    In May 2018 it was revealed that Mozilla was planning on blocking cryptominers and fingerprinters starting in Firefox 63. Firefox 63 has come and gone and now Firefox 65 is here, but unfortunately those features were never fully added to the browser.

    A series of Mozilla bug updates, though, tells us that these features will soon be landing as part of Firefox's Content Blocking feature in the near future. In one of the bug posts, Mozilla has uploaded a mockup of how cryptomining and fingerprinting detection and blocking will be added to Firefox's Content Blocking privacy feature.

    With the initial release, Mozilla will add the ability to block cryptomining and fingerprinting to the Custom settings of the Content Blocking feature as shown below.


    Read more here. (BleepingComputer)

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