NortonLifeLock has launched a new Norton Crypto feature that will enable consumers to mine cryptocurrency through Norton 360 starting Thursday.
Norton 360 customers in Norton’s early adopter program will be invited to mine Ethereum using the new feature, which aims to make it more secure to mine cryptocurrency and prevent vulnerability to ransomware attacks.
Customers will store their earnings in Norton Crypto wallet that creates an online backup — preventing loss of earnings due to hard drive failure.
“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,” said Vincent Pilette, CEO of NortonLifeLock.
While Norton Crypto will only be available to selected paying customers in the early days, the company says that the feature will be available to all Norton 360 customers in the coming weeks.
Norton 360 starts at $99.48 per year in USA and INR 799 per year in India.
“With Norton Crypto, our customers can mine for cryptocurrency with just a few clicks, avoiding many barriers to entry in the cryptocurrency,” said Gagan Singh, chief product officer at NortonLifeLock. “We are proud to be the first consumer Cyber Safety company to offer coinminers the ability to safely and easily turn the idle time on their PCs into an opportunity to earn digital currency.”