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Re: Login attacks

On Thu, 2004-12-09 at 02:02, Randy Kelsoe wrote:
> Serge de Souza wrote:
> > Gerry Doris wrote:
> >  > I had so many problems with the domain that I totally
> >
> >> blocked the entire domain.  I believe this domain is in Korea.
Again missed an OP, maybe I should filter out any mail which contains
the string "FC3" ;-)

Most of these login-attempts originate from a WIN-Virus, Ie the attacks
come from dial-up accounts of unsuspecting users. You're eventually
blacklisting the whole internet if you continue that ;-)

Go back in the archives, it was discussed about a month ago that it
might make sense to temporarily (for some hours) block the IPs in
question. After implementing a temporary block, my logs now show that
the attackers fall into the trap (by trying root/pw), get rejected a few
times on further attempts and do not come back after that.

Besides -- I guess this method would even work for a real, human
attacker. There are enough machines out there which justify *not* to
wait for 5 hours to continue a brute-force attack.
HaJo Schatz <hajo hajo net>

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