Fear And Loathing In The App Store 20 - Apple Stops Crypto Currency Mining App

Cryptocurrency miners are being snuck into online ads and websites that essentially hijack a user’s CPU to mine digital currencies. Calendar 2, a macOS app, came with a cryptocurrency mining feature but it didn’t do that without the user’s knowledge. The app developer actually allowed users to decide whether or not they wanted mining to be enabled so that they could access the app’s paid features for free. The app was live for more than a day which led many to believe that perhaps Apple was allowing apps with cryptocurrency mining features but it turns out that it really isn’t. The Calendar 2 app gave users the option to allow it to mine for the Monero digital currency in exchange for all paid features being unlocked for no additional charge. It wasn’t mining without their knowledge. Despite that, the app had bugs which caused the mining feature to run even if the users had opted out.Nevertheless, many waited for Apple to comment on the matter as some found it hard to bel

Fear And Loathing In The App Store 20 - Apple Stops Crypto Currency Mining App

This is another very odd story that can be spun either way to suit your point of view. What could possibly be wrong with Apple removing an app that mines cryptocurrency? Read on to find out... Read ...

Fri 16 Mar 18 from iProgrammer

Apple Pulls Cryptocurrency Mining Calendar App From Mac App Store

Cryptocurrency miners are being snuck into online ads and websites that essentially hijack a user’s CPU to mine digital currencies. Calendar 2, a macOS app, came with a cryptocurrency ...

Wed 14 Mar 18 from Ubergizmo

Apple takes a stance on crypto-miners in apps

Calendar 2, the Mac App that rolled out an update bundled with a crypto-miner that went berserk, was removed from iTunes shortly after news of its controversial new feature came out. ...

Wed 14 Mar 18 from Engadget

Apple removed the calendar app that mined cryptocurrency for not being power efficient

Apple pulled a calendar app from the Mac App Store after it introduced a feature to mine cryptocurrency, as reported by 9to5Mac. The app, Calendar 2, mined a cryptocurrency called ...

Wed 14 Mar 18 from The Verge

Calendar 2 Cryptocurrency Mining App Discovered In Curated Mac App Store

Everyone is looking to make a buck with cryptocurrency these days, and unfortunately it has gotten to the point where even unrelated apps and websites are prone to using your device's resources ...

Tue 13 Mar 18 from HotHardware

Apple-approved Mac Store app mined crypto-coins

A popular Calendar program on Apple's app store has used crypto-coin mining code to generate cash.

Tue 13 Mar 18 from BBC Technology

MacOS Calendar 2 app disappears from store following controversy over Monero mining option

Be it legitimately or covertly, it seems that cryptomining is becoming a popular method of making money. We’ve already seen miners used in websites such as the Pirate Bay and in malicious ...

Tue 13 Mar 18 from Techspot

Apple approved a Mac app with a misbehaving crypto-mining feature

You'd think apps with crypto-miners could only be found in various shady venues on the internet. But that's apparently not the case: a popular alternative for the Mac calendar ...

Tue 13 Mar 18 from Engadget

There’s a currency miner in the Mac App Store, and Apple seems OK with it

Popular Calendar 2 app mines Monero by default, but at least it discloses it.

Mon 12 Mar 18 from Arstechnica

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