Cryptocurrency mining was in the past abused and used for harmful behavior so any sign of it is these days flagged by antivirus and defender programs. Which is good as it is better to be protected - even if it is a false positive - than not having protection at all.
In this help article, we will give you few ideas on how to secure your mining environment even further.
The first thing that absolutely needs protection is your account - either it is account you have on minerstat or on any other platform that handles any aspect of your crypto mining operation.
Paying accounts on minerstat have an extra layer of protection - if unknown IP wants to login to the account, we send authorization request to your e-mail and don't allow new IP to login to the account until you authorize it.
On some other platforms, you can also protect your account by:
On msOS, which is a dedicated mining OS, we have already done a lot to secure your machine:
But generally, there are also other things you can do:
Lastly, it is also important to secure your network. We generally don't recommend to mine in household networks where computers, tablets, mobile phones, and other home smart devices are connected to the same network, but if you do, you should create a separate guest access on your router which you can isolate, so that particular user won't be able to access your other machines or devices. Also, don't mine connected to public WiFi hot spots or other shared networks, such as schools, offices, etc.
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