Recently Opera became the first browser with built-in cryptomining blocker , and today this function was launched and at mobile versions - Opera Mini and Opera for Android.
How it works
Defence from of default goes to bundled with ad blocker. You can enable it in section " Settings " .
Why is it important
By company estimates that about one billion devices all over the world are secretly used for mining crypto currency, the code for this is around three million sites. While their owners do not have anything suspect smartphones are overheating due to loaded processors and quickly discharged.
" Even one web page using a script for mining and left in open smartphone, can " eat " up to four with half the battery charging time. That's why we decided to introduce a protection function from Mining also at mobile browsers » , - Ian noted Standhal, vice president for product marketing.
Also created a site where you can check, use whether your device is for hidden mining.
The Opera Mini browser is available for download in App Store and Google Play, and Opera for Android - in Google Play.
Read in Russian: Opera добавила блокировщик криптомайнинга и в мобильную версию