SSH brute force China and Linux: best practices

John Mason Jr john.mason.jr at cox.net
Sat Jan 30 12:03:39 CST 2010


On 1/29/2010 11:47 PM, Bobby Mac wrote:
> Hola Nanog:
>
> So after many years of a hiatus from Linux,  I recently dropped XP in favour
> of Fedora.  Now that my happy windows blinders are off, I see alarming
> things.  Ugly ssh brute force, DNS server IP spoofing with scans and typical
> script kiddie tactics.
>
> What are the new set of best practices for those running a NIX home
> computer.  Yes I have a firewall and I do peruse my logs on a regular
> basis.
>
> BTW: ever drop a malformed  URL to alert an admin to some thing that sucks?
> w3.hp.com/execs/makes/too/much/money or
> www.yourbuddiesdomain.com/it/is/all/rfc/space/use/1918/when/referring/to/non/routable
>
> Thanks,
> BobbyMac
>
>    

Might want t to look at Micheal Rash's site 
http://cipherdyne.org/LinuxFirewalls/ to get some ideas

John




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