NortonLifeLock, which develops security software Norton 360, announced that it will incorporate cryptographic asset mining into Norton 360.
The name of the mining function installed in Norton 360 is Norton Crypto. According to the company’s disclosures, Norton 360 uses GPUs to mine Ethereum. Norton LifeLock said that users can mine crypto assets with just a few clicks, and the acquired crypto assets can be transferred to Norton Crypto Wallet. Since mined crypto assets are stored in the cloud, they are not lost due to storage failure.
Norton LifeLock said that as the crypto-asset economy has become an important part of consumers’ lives, it has made them mine crypto assets with a trusted brand, Norton. Consumers are allowing unchecked code execution to perform crypto asset mining, but Norton Crypto offers a safe and reliable way to avoid these risks.
The company said it will start slowly, focusing on helping customers safely mine Ethereum, and is also considering adding reputable crypto assets in the future. Norton Crypto will be available to some invited users starting June 3, and will be available to all Norton 360 users in the coming weeks. Related information can be found here.