Post Xmas Pwnage

Stig Brautaset stig at
Thu Jan 4 10:28:06 GMT 2007

> Everyday I run a script that checks various logs to get the ip  
> addresses of people who have tried to hack my system. I usually get  
> 5 - 10 new addresses a day from people trying to brute force my ssh  
> connection. Over the Christmas week I got 2,700 new addresses. I  
> assumed that this was because people were connecting their new PC  
> to the internet and getting owned.
> In the past 24 hours I have just added another 3,300!
> Is it me or is anyone else seeing this?

Not for the last few months. I run ssh on a non-standard port and  
that seems to be enough to deter them.


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