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Hardening a mining pool

I have setup a mining pool for a smaller project that uses Cryptonight variant 1. I have been running into problems with ddos attacks when other people started launching other mining pools. At first ...
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Is Monero susceptible to botnets?

When reading up on CryptoNote, something struck me on the wikipedia page. From wikipedia (emphasis mine) CryptoNight is a proof-of-work algorithm that mixes graphics processing unit (GPU) and ...
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Meaning of "62 days ahead" message after full node has finished synchronizing

What does the message "62 days ahead" message mean? My full node has finished synchronizing (I confirmed this by comparing my block height with both and
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Is there any connection between botnets PhotoMiner and Linux.Lady?

Is there any known connection between PhotoMiner and Linux.Lady aside from them both mining Monero? They both also seem to target open ports, FTP server ports in the case of PhotoMiner and Redis ...