I've seen a strange increase and fluctuations in the hash rate lately and we all know it's due to server farms and other machines that got compromised.
How can we mitigate this? It brings a lot of bad publicity and hurts the addoption in a lot of ways. It also discourages real hobby miners from decentralizing the network.
From an algorithm standpoint I do not really see a solution, but what about something else?
Couldn't we perhaps raise awareness? Get in contact with the main Linux distros and try to figure out some in-built protection against mining? Not sure if Microsoft would listen but the Linux community could help out. Could we not promote safety against botnets as a fix for our issue?
Monero could be seen as privacy and security oriented. Let the world see us as the good guys for a change.
This is just my idea but i am sure we cand figure something out as a community.
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