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Topic # 97563 16-Feb-2012 21:31
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I recently switched to a static ip and I have noticed for the 1st time that my firewall is being attacked, Never has a an attack previously ( well not that the moden reported "Blocked attack"
ip address are
125.46.54.220Not available006View attack details95.9.221.34Not available100View attack details178.15.3.130Not available001View attack details84.109.176.58
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  Reply # 582577 16-Feb-2012 21:40
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Your comment suggests that you weren't having the previous modem report attacks (or that you weren't watching for them), so how do you know that they weren't happening previously? Is it that you have just noticed for the first time and that they may have always been happening?

I don't think you are comparing apples with apples.

Pretty sure you haven't seen any change in activity.

When I use to be on a cable modem and running Smoothwall I would always be seeing attacks of various kinds. It's just the norm when you actually looks at the logs and stats.

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  Reply # 582581 16-Feb-2012 21:54
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I've got numerous boxes that get hundreds of hacking attempts per day. My firewall and home has port scanning and hacking attempts on a daily basis, and my IP PBX at home blocks bots trying to exploit insecure SIP connections at least once every other day.

Welcome to the internet.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 582604 16-Feb-2012 22:36
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keewee01:
Your comment suggests that you weren't having the previous modem report attacks (or that you weren't watching for them), so how do you know that they weren't happening previously? Is it that you have just noticed for the first time and that they may have always been happening?


Never noticed on my previous modem logs however the new modem had a section that highlights attacks

I dont know if they were happening previously but I was working on the assumption that as I previously had a dynamic IP that changed reguarly it was less likely to recieve attacks however now I have a static IP that attempts to access may have increased as the IP never changes

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  Reply # 582683 17-Feb-2012 09:15
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Its the internet... almost every IP out there probably gets "attacked" - however a lot of firewalls report scans as attacks as well, so without seeing full details on that "attack", you probably have nothing to worry about.




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  Reply # 582684 17-Feb-2012 09:18
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Very common place - this is the internet after all. Our firewall blocks tens of thousands every hour so nothing special here.





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  Reply # 582702 17-Feb-2012 09:45
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plug an unpatched windows machine into a direct internet connection and see how long it lasts. IP ranges are always being scanned for exploits, just comes with the net unfortunately.




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  Reply # 582705 17-Feb-2012 09:52
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gjm: plug an unpatched windows machine into a direct internet connection and see how long it lasts. IP ranges are always being scanned for exploits, just comes with the net unfortunately.


Did this for 2 days with a Win98 box....not a thing happened. Was quite surprised. :)




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  Reply # 582711 17-Feb-2012 10:12
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is that security by obsolescence?




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