You may have heard the term Crypto-jacking in the news as the latest cyber security threat.
It refers to your computing devices being used by others to mine cryptocurrency.
If you visit a malicious website, small portions of code can be inserted into your computer, which is then used to do the processing necessary to mine or create cryptocurrency. Common symptoms of crypto-jacking are the rapid decline of battery life and significant slowing of your device.
Android devices are typically more susceptible to attacks. To avoid being crypto jacked Android users should download apps from the Play store and not from 3rd party sites. You can also run tools like Norton Security Software.