Cybersecurity firm, NortonLifeLock, has launched Norton Crypto, a tool allowing consumers to “safely” mine cryptocurrency through its Norton 360 product.
From June 3, select 360 users will be invited to join Norton’s early adopter program for Ethereum mining. Norton also plans to open up the mining service to all of its nearly 13 million 360 customers in the coming months. Norton emphasized that its service allows users to mine without requiring they switch off their antivirus software.
Speaking to CNN Business, Norton noted it plans to support mining of other “top cryptos that allow our members to get the highest reward for their computing capacity” moving forward, stating:
“While the company will start slow, with a focus on helping customers safely mine Ethereum, NortonLifeLock is considering adding reputable crypto currencies in the future.”
NortonLifeLock chief product officer, Vincent Pilette expressed pride in his firm becoming the first cybersecurity company offering services allowing miners “to safely and easily turn the idle time on their