Old Nov 7, 17, 5:59 pm
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TomMM
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
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Originally Posted by swingaling View Post
No idea what's causing it, but there are HUGE memory leaks all over FT. I believe it's caused by ads. See attached. Windows 7 on Chrome (fast processor and 32GB RAM). Even on this page, where there's only one ad showing up, FT is using a huge amount of resources.

One thing that has been reported in the news lately is the use of Javascript Cryptocurrency Miner by some sites.

In recent months, several JavaScript-based cryptocurrency miners have appeared. The idea, supposedly, is that instead of showing your visitors ads, you have their CPU run the calculations necessary to mine a currency like Bitcoin. As the administrator, you could control the CPU load and reap any resulting coins. CoinHive is a new business that offers this as a service.
https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/13/su...f-other-sites/
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