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[Help] Avoiding Port Scanning and Brute Force
Hi, recently I get a lot of messages from CSF about Port Scanning and Bruteforce detection.. Is there a way to avoid all of these attacks ? Because it tries to figure out my clients ftp or pop3 user with several usernames, i.e. administrator, postgres, mysql, httpd, and many more..
I know a little about internet security.. Is it possible to make my public IP of shared hosting untraceable ? Like this one..
Just do a ping to ebay.com or paypal.com and then you will receive RTO message or Destination host unreachable, but actually the site is running well..
Please advices from you guys.
As long as the brute force attacks are being thwarted and your users are using strong password and which are not based on dictionary words then you will be fine.
It is always nice to educate your users the importance of setting strong passwords and using different ones for the control panel/email/FTP/application MySQL etc.
You can't avoid it completely. As long as your clients have websites, they can find you.
Just take the proper measures to secure your server.
You can educate your clients on proper passwords but you can not force them to use proper passwords unless your server is configured to only allow use of stronger passwords.
iptables rate limiting is your friend on this one. unless ofcourse if you are running windows.
I'm running under Linux Centos.. Btw, thank for the opinions..
Its possible to disable ping on server using sysctl or filter icmp traffic in your firewall.
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