The antivirus and security software company, Norton announced the launch of ‘Norton Crypto’, a feature that is designed to allow users to securely and easily mine Ethereum [ETH] through its Norton™ 360 platform.
According to the official press release, select Norton 360 consumers in the company’s early adopter program will be invited to mine the cryptocurrency starting from the 3rd of June. This feature is not yet available for personal PC and consumers. The cybersecurity company, however, expects this to roll out for all users in the coming months.
Following the development, Vincent Pilette, CEO of the US-based software firm, commented,
“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. Norton Crypto is yet another innovative example of how we are expanding our Cyber Safety platform to protect our customers’ ever-evolving digital lives”
Norton Crypto: In Brief
Cryptocurrency mining is a risky proposition in itself. But doing it on PCs and computing devices can bring about additional woes. Mining operations can make the systems vulnerable to ransomware, malware as well as virus injections.
Along the same line, the company acknowledged the risks associated with the crypto mining sector especially the security compromises in order to run mining and letting unwanted code on their device that could be skimming from their earnings or riddled with ransomware.
The main objective of the platform is to deliver a safe, secure way for users to mine the cryptocurrency while eliminating the risks associated with opening themselves and their devices up to the aforementioned drawbacks. The latest product also comes with its own wallet system. In this, the consumers can track and transfer their earnings. which are then saved in the cloud so it cannot be lost at the time of potential hard drive failure.