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Implementing Cryptojacking as a Web Monetization Model for Increased Privacy

Sharma, Harshit (2023) Implementing Cryptojacking as a Web Monetization Model for Increased Privacy. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Web applications or companies behind the web application tend to collect user data and perform psychographic profiling. Users are served with personalized or targeted advertisements. Laws for protecting user privacy exist but may not be helpful in protecting the privacy of the user. The research investigates, classifies, and compares cookies based on user consent. The study also explores cryptojacking or in-browser cryptocurrency mining as a solution for monetization in exchange for the services web applications provide and how it can help reduce user profiling or cookie-based trackers in the browser. The research also explores an alternate lightweight cryptocurrency that could be mined in a browser or on a low-grade CPU like a mobile phone or a tablet so that it can be used for the mining process and is resource efficient in nature. The study explores various consensus algorithms to determine the control points for selecting an appropriate cryptocurrency so that it is more energy efficient than cryptocurrencies based on proof of work consensus algorithm such as monero1.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Khan, Imran
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software > Computer Security
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software > Computer Security
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Electronic Commerce
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4150 Computer Network Resources > The Internet > World Wide Web
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Telecommunications > The Internet > World Wide Web
Divisions: School of Computing > Master of Science in Cyber Security
Depositing User: Tamara Malone
Date Deposited: 04 May 2023 16:43
Last Modified: 04 May 2023 16:43

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