PSA: If You Mine Ethereum, You’re a Target for Crypto Hackers

Hackers have devised a new way to steal your cryptocurrencies. This time, they are running a massive scanning campaign to pick out Ethereum wallets and miners with a specific vulnerability. Per reports on ZDNet, crypto hackers are targeting Etherum wallet and mining equipment going through devices with an exposed port 8545, the standard port for the JSON-RPC interface — a programmatic API that sits on the local device and can be used to query for mining-related information. Ethereum developers had warned users about the dangers of exposing the JSON-RPC interface when using mining equipment and Ethereum software, instructing users to enable

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