The Norton brand is owned by Norton Life Lock, formerly Symantec, and provides data security services to individuals. They are best known for their Norton 360 antivirus, but they also have services like parental controls, cloud storage, and a VPN service.
On the other hand, Norton’s latest move is moving in a slightly different direction. Norton 360 users will soon have access to what they choose to connect to Norton Crypto – Built-in Ethereum crypto-cracking feature by Norton Security Platform. Starting today, a select group of users will be able to try out the add-on, which is expected to be released to all Norton users in a few weeks.
The purpose of the add-on is to offer a safer and simpler way to crack cryptocurrencies. Norton Crypto users store their earned amount of Ethereum in a cloud-based Norton wallet, which Norton believes reduces the risk of losing revenue compared to storing it locally on a hard drive. at press release They describe it Miners They often have to turn off their security software in order to crack cryptocurrencies, and Norton Crypto compatibility provides more security Mining.
We are proud to be the first consumer Cyber Safety company to offer Coin customers the ability to safely and easily convert idle time on their computers into an opportunity to earn digital currency. With Norton Crypto, our customers can mine for cryptocurrencies with just a few clicks, avoiding many barriers to entering the cryptocurrency ecosystem. – Gajan Singh, Produktchef på Norton Life Lock
The process will also be easier, and the chance of making money on your computer will be “a few clicks away” according to the company’s product manager. The cryptocurrency Ethereum is cracked using the computing power of a graphics card. A single user, especially without more advanced hardware, will likely have a hard time cracking any larger amounts of Ethereum.
One possible scenario is that Norton combines users’ computing power to get better results, but in the footer to the press release it also states that users may need some hardware to run the software. There is also no clear information about whether Norton takes any revenue share or whether there are any transaction costs related to the digital wallet.