Norton antivirus launches crypto-mining app

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The market leader in consumer cyber safety, NortonLifeLock, the company behind the well know Norton 360 antivirus platform announced that it is launching Norton Crypto, a new feature that is designed to enable consumers to safely and easily mine cryptocurrency through its trusted Norton 360 platform. Starting today on 3rd June 2021, select Norton 360 customers in Norton’s early adopter program will be invited to mine for Ethereum.

Norton Crypto will deliver a secure and reliable way for its customers to mine for Ethereum without opening themselves and their devices up to these security vulnerabilities. Once cryptocurrency has been earned, customers can track and transfer earnings into their Norton Crypto Wallet, which is stored in the cloud so it cannot be lost due to hard drive failures.

As the crypto economy continues to become a more important part of our customers’ lives, we want to empower them to mine cryptocurrency with Norton, a brand they trust.

Vincent Pilette, CEO NortonLifeLock

Also see - Amazon Web Service (AWS) offers mining in the cloud for new chia cryptocurrency

For years, miners have taken various risks in their quest for cryptocurrency mining, disabling their security in order to run mining software and allowing unvetted code on their machines that could be skimming from their earnings or even planting ransomware. Earnings from mining activities are commonly stored directly on miners’ hard drives, where their digital wallets could be lost should they fail.

The chief product officer at NortonLifeLock, Gagan Singh said that they are proud to be the first consumer Cyber Safety company to offer a mining service with safety at its center and allow users to earn digital currency using their PCs idle time. He also added that with the Norton Crypto, customers can mine for cryptocurrency with just a few clicks, avoiding any complex setup that creates barriers to entry into the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

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