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January 12, 2019, 12:20:55 AM
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I saw this on FB a few times, and today someone tried to catch some fish around the forum, luckly the topic was deleted, i hope nobody fell for it



what these people show you is a live miner running say at 15xhash, then they download this .exe file and launch it, go back to the same page and suddenly the hashrate is at 28-30xhash.

they started to be active since the fall of prices, when things started to get really rough for miners , they know many people will be more than willing to boost their hashrate by 2x, when lambo ?

always use your common sense, too good to be true ? scam !

- there is no way you getting 100% improvment on only software level
- running a windows executable file to modify a linux based miner is b.s that you should never trust regardless of the source.

you should also notice that many of those custom firmware have much higher dev fees than they claim,so should you decide to use one, monitor it closely.

stay safe fellow miners.

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January 12, 2019, 12:43:01 AM
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I replied to the thread you have screenshot before it was deleted. I ran the linked “firmware” through VirusTotal, which alerted to it being a backdoor/trojan.

In this space especially, people need to be extremely cautious about everything they bring into their network environment. Only takes one mistake to have a realllly bad time.

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January 17, 2019, 06:33:11 PM
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Fake firmware, works even without hash boards
https://business.facebook.com/asic.service/videos/2119808188348016/
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January 17, 2019, 08:28:00 PM
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Fake firmware, works even without hash boards
https://business.facebook.com/asic.service/videos/2119808188348016/

Grin that's great! Smiley

@mikeywith, if you have the video link saved can you do a virustotal on the exe, use the link function in virustotal don't actually download the thing? I'm curious as to whether it's supposed to fiddle with the miner or use some sort of heuristic to find a wallet file that they can send to themselves?

Obviously this is quite a cheap gimmick. Anyone who's done anything with hacking or even certain code changes on the browser side will know how this can be done.

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January 20, 2019, 04:19:23 PM
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There is a saying, which goes 'there are no free dinners'.
And if something sounds too good to be true, then it most likely is not true.

It's that simple.

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