Linux malware targets Raspberry Pi default passwords to mine for cryptocurrency

Rob

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A Raspberry Pi, as most of you probably know, is a brand of a single-board computer that, because of its size, has many uses from home automation to arcade machines to home lab servers.

Two strains of the malware has been spotted, according to Bleeping Computer. The first one, Linux.ProxyM, spotted in Feb 2017 now has an estimated 10,000 hosts. The 2nd one is Linux.MulDrop.14, spotted in the last half of May 2017.

The best way to mitigate this is to change your default passwords. They infect by hitting open ssh ports of the Raspberry Pi using the default password for the pi user, then changing it.

Change those passwords, people!
 

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