I don't know why I have the option to create so many individial "workers/miners" for starters...
When creating an individual worker for a mining pool (like deepbit.net or btcmine.com) I am asked to create a separate password for that miner (so that I can submit shares using my username and password presumably?)
Why would I bother making a difficult to guess password for that miner in particular? Don't I want other people trying to crack my password and mine bitcoins for me through the pool if they so choose?
Why is there a password at all basically is my question?
Creating many workers means that we can track each ones: track record, up/down status individually
Yeah I never really got that separate password deal either... (different for worker and main account).
I guess the password thing dates back to solo-mining via the Bitcoin client in server mode. There's much more that interface to the Bitcoin client exposes that should be protected.