According to an announcement on 30th August, Firefox will block crypto jacking malware in future versions of its web browser.
In the year 2016, Mozilla, the company behind Firefox browser, implemented practices encouraging users to take care of their online privacy and security in an ongoing shift towards data encryption. Firefox reportedly was going to block connections to HTTPS secure servers employing weak encryption and establish a minimum of 1023 bits for TLS handshakes using Diffie-Hellman keys.
But the Opera announced the launch of its desktop web browser with built-in crypto wallet functionality. As with the mobile app, the desktop client will support tokens as well as digital collectibles, with product lead of Opera Crypto Charles Hamel commenting that browser integration represents a further step in “making cryptocurrencies and Web 3.0. Mainstream.” This is quite beneficial for firefox to block the crypto jackers.