Mozilla is adding a new feature to protect you against web annoyances in future releases of Firefox. The new feature is currently available in the beta version of Firefox 67, and the nightly version of Firefox 68. They will be available in the stable release of Firefox in a few weeks. The cryptomining and fingerprinting blocks work pretty much like anti-tracking blocks in current versions of Firefox. The company has partnered with Disconnect to include scripts that prevent your browser from loading disingenuous content. Cryptomining and fingerprinting blocks will be disabled by default — at least for now. But you can activate them in a couple of clicks in the browser settings under “Privacy & Security.”
The latest scourge to hit online cybersecurity is cryptomining. Mozilla’s newest Firefox browser version now effectively blocks cryptocurrency mining. Read more about it on Techcrunch.