Bitcoin Client Detection (Bitcoin Protocol)

Info Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8065

Synopsis

The remote client is a part of a peer-to-peer financial network

Description

The remote host is a bitcoin stratum client. Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer payment network. Bitcoin operates without a central authority or bank, relying on the individual users to both generate income and track money. Bitcoin revenue is generated by 'mining'. This is a CPU-intensive operation which typically runs 24/7. This client is currently mining.

Solution

Ensure that such behavior is in alignment with corporate policies and guidelines.

See Also

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 8065

Published: 2013/12/06

Updated: 2015/06/01

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info