The Australian division of the UN Children’s Fund has developed a platform to make donations using browser mining. Currently the only token that uses the Fund is XMR.
A special website called HopePage was opened yesterday. The basic idea is that the user “shares” computational capacity of the device for mining cryptocurrency in favor of the Fund. Functionality HopePage comprises adjusting CPU usage (in range from 20% to 80%), and free disconnected from the circuit.
Funds received from the sale of the cryptocurrency, will be sent to the budget of the projects in Bangladesh where the Foundation is engaged in providing children with clean water, food and the necessary vaccines.
As writes the edition ITNews, the source code HopePage was created using AuthedMine — alternative versions of the API CoinHive. Unlike the original interface, AuthedMine provides for the suspension of the script.
As CoinHive, AuthedMine may not work properly due to programs fighting against the malware. Unicef advised the participants to pre-disable extensions for blocking ads. Tony Andres Tung (Tony Andres Tang), the main content Manager and head of electronic interaction Unicef Australia, in comments reported by ITNews:
“Some extensions do block the script, but we ask people who want to help, disable them on our page.”
Typically, these scripts are used by attackers to hidden mining without your knowledge. Many web browsers have built-in protection devices from third-party exploitation: in March, anti-miner appeared in Yandex.Browser.