Beware CoffeeMiner project lets you hack public Wi-Fi to mine cryptocoins
That’s where someone else uses your computer, via your web browser, to perform a series of calculations that help to generate some sort of cryptocurrency, and keeps the proceeds for themselves.
Software developer Arnau flagged the issue recently , citing a recent case in which someone was exploiting public Wi-Fi at a Buenos Ares Starbucks, and explored what’s called a “MITM (Man-In-The-Middle)” attack.
The attack works through the spoofing of Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) messages by way of the dsniff library which intercepts all traffic on the public network.
Arnau was able to successfully recreate the exploit described in the Starbucks case, which was then, appropriately named CoffeeMiner thanks to those dark-roasted origins.
Check out the demo and source to the project : Github
And the Big Question is How to be safe ???
Other Impacts And Uses !
Beware ! , This script can be used at college , office and many more public places. #BewareOfMiningOnInternet