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Discussion in 'Security' started by captainron19, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. captainron19

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    So - still not completely WHM literate but yesterday a user with a domain on my VPS could not login - found out that cphulk blocked her IP after repeated failed login attempts.

    After getting it all fixed I looked into the cphulk a bit more and changed the settings to notify me of repeated failed login attempts.

    This morning when I got up and checked my mail I had about 50 emails fromt he server notifying me of repeated failed login attempts to different domains on my server including attempts into the root system

    I made sure I black listed all of the IP addresses that I did not recognize (most of them were from Russia, Saudia Arabia and Turkey)

    My questions is..... is this common????? or should I be worried about hackers targeting my server? Should I continue to blacklist every IP or should I just let cphulk block the failed attempts?

    Just wonderign what everyone else is doing.
     
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    es2alna Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Yes, this is common and happens to most servers.

    My suggestion is to disable cPHulk and install CSF instead.

    Thanks,
     
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    What is CSF?
     
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    Hello :)

    This is a common occurrence, so it's best to combine cPHulk with a third-party firewall such as CSF that offers additional security measures to block brute force attacks.

    Thank you.
     
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    It's CIDR notation. It's to block all IP addresses in the specified range. You can search for CIDR notation on a search engine to get a more detailed explanation on what the numbers mean.

    Thank you.
     
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