Usually you rig is connected to the internet through the router. In this case you just relax and enjoy.

If your rig is exposed to outer world or even a large internal network then you should bother about security. Or you will find you rig mining to other wallet or some hidden CPU or even GPU miner.

Change SSH password. This is easy. Being in terminal windows type
passwd user
It will ask you for a new password. You change password for user as you can't login as root by default using SSH.

If you forward your SSH 22 port to through router my advice would be to use another external port, like 2222. Because 22 port is scanned a lot.

Another open service is VNC. You should edit /hive-config/vnc-password.txt to change default password. You can set your own or delete default first line then VNC will be inaccessible at all.


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  • Hi @DimaFern,
    Maybe you can add SSH forwarding, so it will allow to use SSH without openvpn:
    on RIG:
    # ssh -fN -R 22222:localhost:22 relayserver_user@
    on relayserver:
    ssh -p 22222 user@localhost

    Thanks for your work.
  • Если кто-нибудь решит пробросить порт на роутере для доступа по ssh из внешки, не забудьте прибраться в /home/user/.ssh/authorized_keys

    If someone decide to forward ssh from WAN, make sure that you clean up in
  • Hi @DimaFern !
    Can I implement an SSH key and change my username from USER to something else?
    I know how to do it, I am just now sure it will interfere with some process on the system.
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