I don't know if this will top post or not since I'm replying via cellphone.
But I'd like to chime in on a few points.

First off? I think crypto-currency is stupid. There, I said it. Yes it's my
opinion, and I know there are those who will disagree with me and I'm fine
with that. But it still doesn't change the fact that I think it's stupid.
Bear with me for a moment: you basically run your machine night and day,
trying to decipher some code...and THATS supposed to gain you this digital
"coin" that is the equivalent to REAL MONEY? has NO ONE thought this
through? How can money be MADE by the consuming of CPU cycles!? LoL! I'm
sorry, I'm just a sarcastic guy from NY, but to me? it's HILARIOUS.

Also, I have always been suspicious of ANYTHING that tries to install or
run ANYTHING without my explicit consent! This was one of the reasons why I
left Windows to begin with! How many of you remember the times you'd be
working on something important...only to have your system slow to a crawl
while "Windows Installs Important Updates"? and then, not even being able
to do anything until it was done or until it prompted you to restart your
machine? Supposedly those days are over right? LoL! If I open Firefox or
Midori and I notice anything strange happening? like my system becomes
incredibly slow? I'd shut down the browser...and run ClamAV....then
RKhunter....then Chrootkit. That's never happened to me since I don't allow
things to run in FF without prompting me first...(as in some sites
informing me that if I want to see the embedded video on their page I have
to enable Adobe Flash, which I don't do. I prefer to read the content I
came for, and then leave!) I also run BleachBit every month. And if I see
any file I don't recognize? or that I know for a fact doesn't belong on my
hard drive? it gets deleted. I know I might sound like a paranoid tin-foil
hat wearin' conspiracy-theorist, but with the revelations of FB....and
other recent exposures of personal data being stolen, hacked, sold,
brokered, or otherwise being out of the control of "We The People", I think
I would prefer to err on the side of caution.

And finally, to try to answer the OP's question: There is no magic
"cure-all" when it comes to protecting your Linux systems, except
determination, and diligence. When you have a Linux machine, whether it's a
server....laptop....or desktop, you have to constantly do administration on
it. And while it might sound tedious, the alternative is loss of control of
your PC. And you can't be "lazy" when it comes to protecting your
machine(s). No leaving updates from last month sitting in your Software
center. No ignoring articles that warn you of upcoming or existing threats,
do your homework, and focus on always being safe while online...no clicking
on anything that you aren't sure is safe. No opening emails that don't come
from sanctioned and verified emails. (For Pete's sake use a
spamblocker!....or else create rules for your inbox allowing ONLY those
email addresses. It may sound hard but once you have a system and methods
in place? You'll find it's a lot easier than you think!!

Just my two cents....

On Thu, Apr 12, 2018, 7:05 PM Rick Stevens <ri...@alldigital.com> wrote:

> On 04/12/2018 09:53 AM, Tim via users wrote:
> > Allegedly, on or about 12 April 2018, home user via users sent:
> >> Ad-blockers are not sufficient.  So let's please get back to the
> >> original question.  There are several coin-mining blockers available
> >> for Firefox.  Based on your experience, which is most effective?
> >
> > I would hazard a guess that script and Flash blockers would kill them.
> And again, if you don't allow your browser or mail client to install
> software (which is a spectacularly bad idea in the first place) and
> you're careful about which links you click and which packages you
> download and install, it's sort of a moot point.
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