Chad Krause

A small blog about my projects

Category: Ramblings

Quick Warning: Crypto Mining Sites!

Have you been mining for other people?

I stumbled upon a site today while looking up a tutorial. This site immediatly used 600% of my CPU (6 threads at 100%) and was making my fans go crazy.

I paused Javascript execution and saw that there seemed to be a crypto miner in the background.

I thought this was particularly terrible because it's a tutorial so there is a great chance that I would keep that tab open for a while.

Here is the code I saw that led me to believe there was crypto miners:

Some encoded javascript and webassembly. There is no reason to have any of them. Also, I found some jav...

Installing OctoberCMS

The first ever blog post is here. It might be a good idea to update this post with some more relevant content.