After Cryptocurrency banned mining in the early hours of the year’s Chrome store extensions, Google has now made illegal practices found in similar activities in the Play Store.
In a new update of developer policies, the tech giant said that applications used for crypto money would now be banned. However, the Mountain View, California-based technology firm has made an exception for applications used in remote management of cryptocurrency mining.
“We do not allow applications where cryptographic currency is used on devices.We allow applications that remotely manage the extraction of Cryptocurrency,” reads in the updated guidelines.
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The ban is emerging with an increase in CryptoJacking devices, with applications increasingly seen by malicious gamers to be more profitable than Ransomware. For example, in April this year, the global computer security firm Kaspersky, miners crypto-paid mining applications Coinhiv involving, for example, disguised as harmless entertainment applications in the Google Play Store announced that it has introduced .
Then one of the examples given placartv, Monero coins in the background was a practice used to publish the game of football while mining, so drain slowed the battery of the device or devices. However, as the application works as an advertisement, it is easy for users to blame short battery life in factors such as the age of the devices.
First came to Crypto Mining Extensions …
Before banning crypto-currency mining applications on the Google Play Store, the online search archive banned cryptocurrency retrieval extensions in the Chrome Store. The move came after Google could not catch bad players.
“So far, the policy of Chrome Web Store, in extension as long as the extension is the only goal was let the mining and cryptocurrency of users have been adequately informed about mining behavior,” says Google Platform Product Manager Chrome Extensions, James Wagner wrote in a release: the time. “Unfortunately, about 90% of all Chrome Mining Extension developers with scripts that attempt to install the Web Store do not comply with this policy and have been rejected or removed from the store. ”
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One of the Chrome extension is identified as belonging to a secret Crypto currency as a device of the unsuspecting user, a link is known as short URL shortener. When that happened, it was downloaded 15,000 times. Another Chrome extension that was guilty at the same time was the archive poster, which was used to manage Tumblr posts.
Google is not the only one to impose restrictions on cryptocurrency extraction practices. Last month, the iPhone maker, Apple, banned crypto-cash-transport applications on the device, but allowed those who did such activities on tablets or smartphones. In addition, Apple has also prohibited application developers from using third-party advertisements with cryptographic currency.