Rumor: Miners were able to bypass the protection of the GeForce RTX 3060

Miners have learned to bypass the hashing speed limitations of the GeForce RTX 3060 video card and mine Ethereum cryptocurrency through it.

For the first time this was reported by the journalists of the PC Watch portal, citing local miners. The specific details of the protection bypass were not disclosed, but there is information that this does not require changes to the BIOS or drivers. The authors also noted that "anyone can bypass the protection of the RTX 3060."

The portal's journalists noted that they have evidence that points to the circumvention of restrictions by miners. Due to the discovered vulnerability of the video card, Ethereum cryptocurrency is now mined at an average speed of 50 megahashes per second.

After the publication of the article from PC Watch, miners began to tell how they bypassed the protection of the RTX 3060 to mine Ethereum. And a user under the nickname Phoenix Miner said on GitHub that he is engaged in a project to update the NVIDIA kernels, which should partially remove the restriction on the hash rate of the card. However, no one, including the PC Watch journalists, has yet provided any evidence of the GeForce RTX 3060's security bypass.