Brute force attacks question

Gaffcain

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Hello,
I'm new here and I've had a look around but could really find an answer.

Yesterday I installed a brand new copy of cpanel and within an hour my server started getting attacked with brute force attempts.

I've changed all the passwords just to be sure, but how is it possible for it to happen that quick of a brand new server being installed?

Is there anything I can do to stop the attempts?

Thanks for your time.

-Gareth
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello,

It's common for to see bots that scan IP ranges looking for server's that accept connections over common ports. The following documents should help you get started with securing the server:

Recommended Security Settings - cPanel Knowledge Base - cPanel Documentation
How to Secure SSH - cPanel Knowledge Base - cPanel Documentation
Tips to Make Your Server More Secure - cPanel Knowledge Base - cPanel Documentation
cPHulk Brute Force Protection - Documentation - cPanel Documentation

Thank you.