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Large Number of Failed Login Attempts from IP

Discussion in 'Security' started by piyushurbane, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. piyushurbane

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    Hii,

    I use a small VPS for my webhosting requirement and i got it activated today and have whm installed in it.. I noticed that my spam folder has several such emails which i have received after activating my VPS account..

    Is there anything to be taken care of? or something which i have forgot to enable/disable?? Please suggest...


    5 failed login attempts to account root (system) -- Large number of attempts from this IP: - Removed -
    Origin Country: China (CN)

    Please use the following links to add to the black list:

    Single IP: - Removed -
    /24: - Removed -
    /16: - Removed -



    Please use the following links to add to the white list:

    Single IP: - Removed -
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    Regards

    P
     
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  2. cPanelMichael

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    Hello :)

    There are bots that scan IP ranges for open services in order to utilize a brute-force attack to guess the correct password. This is a common practice. It's important to install a firewall management utility such as CSF and enable cPHulk brute force detection to help prevent these types of attacks. In addition, you may want to setup SSH to run on a different port, as often times only port 22 is checked for SSH.

    Thank you.
     
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