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February 21, 2016, 08:54:51 AM
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There's been a breach on the linux mint servers: the hacked install .iso has a baked-in unix trojan and if you have your pool info saved in plaintext (as most mining packages require you to in .conf files) tour entire platform is at risk. if you have a recent install or upgrade this DEFINITELY concerns you

http://bitcoinist.net/linux-mint-backdoor-puts-users-and-bitcoin-miners-at-risk/

http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2994

if you want to continue using mint download it from the torrent, if you're fed up like I am there's plenty of other options
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February 21, 2016, 05:27:03 PM
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The bitcoinist article says that a lot of miners use Linux Mint. Is that true?
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February 21, 2016, 10:04:48 PM
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I've seen a lot of posts here about it, and I did on my old GPU mining rig. I'm sure it applys more to altcoin miners but the fact pool info is saved in plaintext in a lot of cases makes this a huge concern for the folks that do.
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