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Port scanning.. should i be concerned ??

Discussion in 'Security' started by keat63, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. keat63

    keat63 Well-Known Member

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    Chaps.

    I installed CSF this afternoon and can see 3 servers which have been port scanning.
    All 3 servers are in the same data centre as my server.

    all on the same subnet range

    lets assume i'm on xxx.xxx.221.199
    The 3 other servers were

    xxx.xxx.221.8 11 hits in the last 161 seconds - *Blocked in csf* for 3600 secs
    xxx.xxx.220.18 11 hits in the last 166 seconds - *Blocked in csf* for 3600 secs
    xxx.xxx.220.23 11 hits in the last 276 seconds - *Blocked in csf* for 3600 secs

    When i try to connected to these ip's in my browser each one is showing some form of iis7 landing page with a blue logo and welcome in various languages.
     
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    Report to your data center with logs
     
  3. keat63

    keat63 Well-Known Member

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    I actually called the server provider, to ask if these servers were anything to do with them, maybe DNS servers or similar.
    The guy confirmed that they are indeed their servers, but these are other customers servers.
    I've checked again this evening and it seems that CSF has blocked them permanently
     
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    Block the IP's from which port scanning done. File Abuse complaint to your DC so that they have to take action on that servers.
     
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    i've reported them this morning.
    Thanks
     
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    As for the question, "Should you be worried?" No, you should not be worried. Port scanning is a very easy task for script using hackers. On a secure server, it really isn't all that useful or dangerous.
     
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    Generally when I get reports like these in my data center, it is because the other customers have dropbox with the lansync feature enabled. Lansync sends out tons of broadcast traffic. Likely that's what it is; I'd just block them. You can be sure if your logs show port 17500 that it is dropbox and not intentionally malicious.

    I usually see it on windows servers, which is consistent with you seeing IIS.
     
  8. cPanelMichael

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    Right, as mentioned, the scan itself is relatively harmless. Note that if you are concerned about overall security of your system, the Security Advisor is a good place to start:

    Security Advisor

    Thank you.
     
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    I'm still tweaking security advisor and csf, but still have a heck of a lot to learn.
     
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