‘Nothing is free’: Starbucks’ WiFi hijacked customers’ laptops to secretly mine cryptocurrency

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Starbucks' free in-store Wi-Fi has been caught secretly hijacking customers' laptops to mine cryptocurrency. On 2 December, Stensul CEO Noah Dinkin noticed there was a 10-second delay when connecting to the public Wi-Fi at a Starbucks store in Buenos Aires, Argentina.