A higher ed colleague shared this week that his institution noticed that Tint, a social media aggregation and monitoring platform used by many institutions of higher education, is¬†was placing JavaScript code on its client’s public facing Tint pages. This code calls instructions from Coinhive, a tool that allows site owners to use their user’s/site visitor’s computers to mine for cryptocurrencies. Tint was using the CPU of site visitors to mine for currency, in this case the currency Monero.

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