back to article Coinhive hacked via old password to move manic miners' Monero into miscreants' pockets

Monero miner maker Coinhive was hacked so that websites using its code inadvertently redirected their generated cryptocurrency to miscreants – after the outfit forgot to change an old password. The team, which develops alt-coin mining JavaScript engines, said on Tuesday hackers had used an old Cloudflare account password to …

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    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Far-right twits?

      "Anything less is just sloppy journalism." Multiplied tenfold by the reuse of passwords.

  2. Sanctimonious Prick
    Meh

    Fortunately...

    I just added all those "coin hive" type sites to my hosts file...

    See here.

    1. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Re: Fortunately...

      Excelllent.. may I suggest you submit them here: http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/ Might help out a lot of folks.

  3. Kevin McMurtrie Silver badge
    Facepalm

    Damnit

    Who posted a photo of my password book to Shutterstock?

    1. I ain't Spartacus Gold badge
      Happy

      Re: Damnit

      Why have you got a password book?

      I just use password for everything, and have done with it.

      1. iron Silver badge

        Re: Damnit

        password isn't secure any more, you should upgrade to password1

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