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Fail2ban fails to work, I built my own

Intro I’ve sung the praises of fail2ban as a modern way to shutdown those annoying probes of your cloud server. I recently got to work with a Redhat v 7.4 system, so much newer than my old CentOS 6 server. … Continue reading

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IP address wall of shame

Intro It can be very time-consuming to report bad actors on the Internet. The results are unpredictable and I suppose in some cases the situation could be worsened. Out of general frustration, I’ve decided to publicly list the worst offenders. … Continue reading

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The IT Detective Agency: WordPress login failure leads to discovery of ssh brute force attack

Intro Yes my WordPress instance never gave any problems for years. Then one day my usual username/password wouldn’t log me in! One thing led to another until I realized I was under an ssh brute force attack from Hong Kong. … Continue reading

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