Tag: cryptocurrency mining

Australian Crypto Miner Mistakenly Raided Over Marijuana Grow Room Concerns

The concept of mining cryptocurrencies has attracted all kinds of attention lately. Either criminals get in on the action, or experts worry about the electricity consumption. It now seems Australian police wrongfully raided a crypto miner’s home over concerns he was growing cannabis. Crypto Mining and Growing Cannabis are Different Things The story coming out of Adelaide in Australia is quite interesting, albeit also slightly worrisome. A cryptocurrency miner who …
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ASUS Unveils a Motherboard Powering 20 GPUs for Cryptocurrency Mining

Consumers who venture into the world of mining alternative currencies generally need to acquire a few pieces of hardware. One of the more pressing problems is finding ways to connect more than five GPUs to a motherboard. ASUS has come up with a solution, although it remains to be seen how popular it will be in the long run. The Asus H370 Mining Master Motherboard People all over the world have …
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Recent Drupal Exploit Is Being Used to Illegally Mine Cryptocurrencies

Cybercriminals often target known and unknown exploits found in operating systems and web architectures. Evidently, someone took advantage of a recent Drupal exploit to mine cryptocurrencies in an illegal manner. Although the exploit was patched in late March, there are still some concerns over how exactly this exploit was leveraged. A Drupal Exploit Enabled Crypto Mining As is the case with any security exploit, the people responsible for maintaining the project’s code will try to …
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Kodi Removes Add-Ons Illegally Mining Cryptocurrencies

Even though public interest in cryptocurrency is growing, it is not always for the right reasons. Criminals have taken a strong liking to crypto, especially when it comes to mining them with other people’s computer resources. It seems there has been a growing number of cryptocurrency mining-oriented Kodi add-ons. As such, the developers are cracking down on this activity and will remove all of these add-ons in the near future. Malicious …
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