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+ - LongTail shows sshPsycho causes 80% of SSH Brute Force attacks

Submitted by CSG_SurferDude
CSG_SurferDude writes: Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, as part of their interest in computer and network security is now hosting LongTail, an ssh brute force attack analyzer. In addition to the standard "What passwords were tried", LongTail also analyzes and compares "Attack Patterns". With over 4 million attacks recorded so far, and over 17 thousand "Attack Patterns" recorded and analyzed, it appears that Cisco and Level 3's recent announcment about sshPsycho (also known as "Group 93") has done nothing to stop their brutal attacks. SshPsycho has control and strong influence over more hosts than are covered by Cisco's announcement. Possibly best of all, the SSH Honeypot AND the analysis tools are released upder GPLV2 and are available for BETA testing at GitHub

Comment: Re:Use the bug to patch the bug (Score 1) 236

by CSG_SurferDude (#48003227) Attached to: First Shellshock Botnet Attacking Akamai, US DoD Networks

A) It should only update bash

B) Also run yum -y update bash

C) This has been discussed for years, and the general consensous has always been it's better to not patch their systems (allthough I disagree with that. If you left your system open, you're just asking for somebody else to patch it for you, IMHO)

Comment: Re:how 'bout some gun control... (Score 1) 1706


The email attributed the piece to "Colonel L. Caudill USMC (Ret)." We did some research and found that apparently there is no Col (or Major) L. Caudill USMC (Ret). Rather it appears that the essay was written by Marko Kloos and posted on his blog on March 23, 2007. You can read more of his essays by clicking here. Unfortunately there are none posted after July, 2008. But if you like the essay above you will also find this one interesting, particularly if you are in the market for a handgun. And there are other gun related pieces on Marko's blog you will likely be interested in.

Take a look at google for more details

Comment: I use my Stupid Truck. (Score 3, Informative) 566

by CSG_SurferDude (#40438613) Attached to: I reach my workplace, primarily/typically, by:
I use my Stupid Truck.

I'd rather have a smaller vehicle, but honestly, the cost to me to have two vehicles is more than I'd save by driving a commuter car to work, and the pickup on the weekends. BUT, I just ran the numbers again, and at $4.00 per gallon of gas, a commuter car would save me $1,430 a year (17 mpg for my truck, and assuming 40 mpg for a commuter car). Extra insurance per year is $900, so now I'm only saving $530 per year.There's no way I can get a commuter car for $530 a year, so I stick with my truck. And don't try telling me that I can always rent a truck when I need one. I USE my truck, AS A TRUCK, every week. I carry bikes, camping gear, fishing gear, lumber, dogs, yard stuff (dirt, mulch, topsoil, plants). During the fall, I use it as a truck to haul tons of mulch around, and I tend to fill up the truck with mulch easily more than 40 times.

Basically, I'm stuck with my truck.

Comment: Contact your State's Senators (Score 1) 1174

by CSG_SurferDude (#39810413) Attached to: TSA Defends Pat Down of 4-Year-Old Girl

EVERYONE needs to send letters (NOT emails) to their state's senators. If enough people deluge their offices with "Shutdown the TSA" mail, they'll finally get a clue and do something about.

And yes, spend the money on a stamp, these guys pay more attention to paper mail than email.

Comment: Re:Obviously... (Score 1) 273

by CSG_SurferDude (#19824415) Attached to: Uri Geller Accused of Bending Copyright Law

Why stop at winning once? So you don't get caught at it. The governement of (Insert your country here) is going to make sure you "disappear" into (Insert name of your country's version of Area 51) that you won't even know what hit you!

The next thing you know you'll be predicting troop movements for the government, and lottery numbers for the guards...

MySpace Makes it to Top 10 Internet Sites 344

Posted by CowboyNeal
from the emo-teens-have-spoken dept.
prostoalex writes "Nielsen//NetRatings Top 10 is a monthly rating of top 10 Internet destinations. Generally dominated by Yahoo!, Microsoft, Google, AOL, eBay and similar major destinations, the list had a newcomer in March of this year. is 10th most visited Web site, losing to #9 only by 600,000 unique visits per month."

No directory.