Bad guys can access all of the compute power connected to a particular public Wi-Fi network, all at once, to mine for cryptocurrency.
Posted on InfoSecurity | By Tara Seals
“Some weeks ago I read about this Starbucks case where hackers hijacked laptops on the WiFi network to use the devices computing power to mine cryptocurrency, and I thought it might be interesting perform the attack in a different way,” the developer explained in a blog, with the disclaimer that his research is “strictly for academic purposes.”
Appropriately named CoffeeMiner, the script allows for an autonomous attack on the Wi-Fi network to do just that. It’s the result of a multistep – but not challenging, according to Code – process.
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