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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.

Sincerely,
Thomas Kangas
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