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NavyDem Donating Member (284 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-09 12:28 AM
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34. Username/Password attempts
Sounds like their attempting a brute force/dictionary attack in concert with the DOS attack. If not already doing so, I would institute password shadowing (using Linux right?) and change passwords to be at least 10-15 characters using upper-case, lower-case, and special characters. Ensure that you do not use birthdates, or easy to guess combinations, or keyboard walks (ex: qwerty7890).

Also make sure that you're not running any services necessary, and if running an internal private IP addressing scheme, make sure that you've set up the external access to not allow any packets with your internal address to enter the network (prevents IP Spoofing).

Hope some of this helps.

Thomas Kangas
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  -I think my server is under attack from the Chinese... JeffreyWilliamson  Feb-21-09 05:49 PM   #0 
  - A DOS attack against a server is a big deal, actually  Warpy   Feb-21-09 05:50 PM   #1 
  - Seconded. Poste haste.  Deja Q   Feb-21-09 05:52 PM   # 
  - How would I do that?  JeffreyWilliamson   Feb-21-09 05:52 PM   #2 
     -  Deja Q   Feb-21-09 06:04 PM   #9 
     - Hardee-har. I kind of figured that...  JeffreyWilliamson   Feb-21-09 06:20 PM   #11 
     - Call the local office and explain it to them  Warpy   Feb-21-09 06:28 PM   #18 
        - I actually am taking it seriously, and will give them a call...  JeffreyWilliamson   Feb-21-09 09:19 PM   #25 
  - LOL! Actually that happened to me and I eventually found out that my ISP  Cleita   Feb-21-09 05:52 PM   #3 
  - I had that problem too  47of74   Feb-21-09 11:24 PM   #30 
  - Block access for those IP addresses in an .htaccess file.  geckosfeet   Feb-21-09 05:55 PM   #4 
  - Good idea, will do. n/t  JeffreyWilliamson   Feb-21-09 05:57 PM   #5 
  - Yep, yep...I loves me some .htaccess  cliffordu   Feb-21-09 06:21 PM   #12 
  - To reduce any overhead, you are better off dropping the packets at the lowest level  Oregone   Feb-21-09 06:23 PM   #14 
  - Find a different restaurant.  Warren DeMontague   Feb-21-09 05:58 PM   #6 
  - Nicely done. n/t  JeffreyWilliamson   Feb-21-09 05:59 PM   #7 
  - You have a server in your house?  blogslut   Feb-21-09 06:01 PM   #8 
  - Server...  JeffreyWilliamson   Feb-21-09 06:19 PM   #10 
     - That's a riot.  Warren DeMontague   Feb-21-09 06:22 PM   #13 
     - Unfortunately it's not on her collar...  JeffreyWilliamson   Feb-21-09 06:25 PM   #16 
     - ROFL!  Fleshdancer   Feb-21-09 06:23 PM   #15 
     - I haven't done that, but as soon as this is sorted I'm going to...  JeffreyWilliamson   Feb-21-09 06:27 PM   #17 
        - Off topic-- sorry; how are you doing in Galveston after the storm?  foxfeet   Feb-21-09 06:52 PM   #20 
           - It's actually finally getting a good deal better...  JeffreyWilliamson   Feb-21-09 09:15 PM   #22 
     - Well, there's your reason  blogslut   Feb-21-09 06:30 PM   #19 
     - All I see is a guy lying there  sakabatou   Feb-21-09 09:22 PM   #26 
        - It's turned off now until I can fix it.  JeffreyWilliamson   Feb-21-09 09:23 PM   #27 
           - Oh ok  sakabatou   Feb-21-09 09:25 PM   #28 
  - If you've been hacked by the Chinese  AnnieBW   Feb-21-09 07:50 PM   #21 
  - This was actually how the "hits" were spaced out in the server log...  JeffreyWilliamson   Feb-21-09 09:16 PM   #24 
     - Interesting  AnnieBW   Feb-22-09 12:31 AM   #35 
  - lol!  BlooInBloo   Feb-21-09 09:15 PM   #23 
  - Instead of blaming the chinese  MattBaggins   Feb-21-09 11:16 PM   #29 
  - I am not surprised  KakistocracyHater   Feb-21-09 11:25 PM   #31 
  - maybe you could look at their vacation photos?  Rosa Luxemburg   Feb-21-09 11:31 PM   #32 
  - Contact the Abuse Dept. of whatever ISP(s) they're coming in from,  area51   Feb-21-09 11:40 PM   #33 
  - Username/Password attempts  NavyDem   Feb-22-09 12:28 AM   #34 
     - It's running an extra copy of Windows FLP...  JeffreyWilliamson   Feb-22-09 12:57 AM   #36 
        - Not a bad idea  NavyDem   Feb-22-09 02:34 AM   #37 

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