JSEcoin

Description

The JSEcoin wordpress plugin makes it as easy as possible to install JSEcoin mining on your website.

Further details are available at JSEcoin

Screenshots

  • JSEcoin Settings Panel

Installation

  1. Upload jsecoin.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Edit the plugin settings by clicking JSEcoin on the main navbar

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload jsecoin.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Edit the plugin settings by clicking JSEcoin on the main navbar
Where can I find out more about JSEcoin?

We have a website available at JSEcoin

Is there a premium version available?

There is currently no premium version available.

Where can I get the code snippet from?

Setup an account and get your code snippet from JSEcoin Publishers

Reviews

Great plugin – easy integration

Setup installed the plugin linked it to my jsecoin account and checked back a couple days later to find a couple coins in my account. This is a great option to get rid of adds to help fund my site.

This is another malware plugin – Browser Cryptojacking w/no notice to visitor

Being in cybersecurity, we’re currently investigating and testing out all WordPress plugins that implement browser-based cryptocurrency mining. At the time we posted this review, no WordPress plugins are currently doing it right or asking permission.

While not something that we recommend, if it’s done in an opt-in manner, where the site visitor is notified first, and no mining occurs without user permission, that is legitimate.

However that’s not what this plugin does. This plugin’s implementation is malware. It is a stealth miner, or cryptojacker, because it effectively hijacks the user’s browser for mining and will spike their CPU usage.

Potential users need to be aware that this plugin’s current implementation of JavaScript-based crypto-mining is considered malware by most users, web hosts, cloud security services (WAFs), and anti-virus apps.

There are a rash of these types of stealth miner scripts popping up on sites, and the risks they pose to site owners and visitors are not acceptable.

Most people do not want to have their browsers hijacked for mining cryptocurrency, especially without warning or option to opt-out.

Cloudflare, and many other cloud security WAFs and web hosts are kicking off users who run these types of scripts because they are considered malware when there is no transparency to the site visitor.

Google is even planning on adding code to Chrome to block mining scripts like this.

We recommend that all WordPress site owners avoid this type of script/plugin. Users can protect themselves by using browser anti-mining plugins, and strong antivirus. Most ad blockers don’t stop most in-browser cryptominers (yet)…many are working on adding this. Users need a specific browser add-on for cryptominers like “No Coin” and “minerBlock”, etc. Might want to use a couple as no single one blocks all of them.

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Contributors & Developers

“JSEcoin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.0

  • Public release
  • JSEcoin