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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