Octominer Presents New Mining Motherboard

The motherboard is powered by the 6 PIN power connectors and it has 8 full size 16X PCIe slots and an integrated Intel Celeron 3855U processor
30 January 2018   1535

Octominer, Chinese mining hardware and accessories company, presented Octominer B8Plus 8 PCIe Slot Mining Motherboard — Intel 3855u CPU, which is available on backorder. The motherboard is powered by the 6 PIN power connectors and it has 8 full size 16X PCIe slots and an integrated Intel Celeron 3855U processor. An owner can plug 8 graphics cards directly onto the board without any need for risers.

OctominerOctominer B8Plus

No more need to mess around with risers and cables just directly plug the GPUs onto the board and start mining. This board is very reliable and energy efficient.

 

Octominer statement

Specifications:

  • Motherboard : support 8*Pcie 16x
  • Embedded 6th gen Intel® Celeron® Processor 3855U
  • CPU cooler integrated on the board
  • Support 8pcs AMD470/480/570/580 or Nvidia P106/P104/1060/1070/1070TI/1080/1080TI
  • Support SO-DIMM DDR4 up to 8GB RAM (Laptop memory)
  • Ports: 2x USB, 1x VGA, 1x RJ45 Network
  • Support server style power supply and ATX PSU
  • Board dimensions: 46 X 18 cm
  • Weight: 1 kg

Octominer B8Plus is suitable for any Nvidia or AMD GPU that is 4.5 cm or thinner, the company said.

The motherboard works on Windows 10 and all Linux based operating systems like ETHOS, SMOS, HIVE OS, PIMP OS and any other Linux based OS.

The price of the motherboard is $199.00. Octominer uses DHL express shipping for most of its products. The boards with the new mining motherboards will be shipped out between February 5 and 8 February.

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Crypto-mining malware has infected 23% of global organizations

An increasing threat gets challenging as the malware is put hidden in websites
19 February 2018   55

Check Point alarms the world of a steadily growing threat of crypto-mining malware. A leading provider of cyber security globally has compiled a list of top 10 prevalent threats. The first is Coinhive that during January 2018 has affected approximately 23 percent of organizations worldwide. Using Javascript the malware is implanted into website and with each user browsing the dangerous code drains users’ CPU and GPU resources to mine Monero cryptocurrency with their approval.

Over the past three months crypto-mining malware has steadily become an increasing threat to organizations, as criminals have found it to be a lucrative revenue stream

 

Maya Horowitz

Threat Intelligence Group Manager, Check Point

Ranked second is a malware Fireball. it is reported that as much as 21% of those organizations infected by the malware are yet to deal with the issue. The most serious point about Fireball is that the malware has a real potential to be transformed into a fully-fledged malware downloader capable of executing any code on the victim’s machine. The third rank was given to Rig Exploit Kit with 17% affected organizations globally.

As the popularity of the virtual currencies grows, so does the distribution was and methods of the associated malware. Usually, the exploit is injected in popular media websites, as reported by Cyberscoop of media outlet Salon using its own ad-blocker as a hidden tool for mining Monero. On top of that, last week Kaspersky Lab. reported of a zero-day vulnerability of Telegram desktop client. The vulnerability makes users to download a hidden malware, that potentially can be a mining code. This threat is reported to be active since March, 2017.

Another notable instance of an infection was reported by UK about a plugin for blind people Browsealoud.