WARNING: Possible mining software exploit
I don't want to cause panic but at the same time i think all miners should be aware of a possible exploit to mining software. The exploit allows the attacker to insert a fake TCP packet and redirect miners to a different pool or server.
So far all of the reports have come from pools using a VPS or a VM. These are shared services and it woulden't be very hard for someone else who is sharing the service to sniff packets and do something dodgy. We are not one of those pools running on a VPS or a VM we run on decdicated servers with dedicated external lines..
There is an option you can enable in your miners to prevent this attack while new updates are added to the software. While i dont think it is 100% necessary to add this option those who are worried can add it to ensure piece of mind.
Please also keep an eye on your miners and what url they are mining to as I'm
sure you already do.
Fix thread or more info. http://www.reddit.com/r/litecoinmining/comments/216ydt/psa_possible_miner_exploit/