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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:It's all politics, all the time (Score 4, Insightful) 320

Oh, one side always thinks the other side is worse. Actually, both sides think that way. And that is how you know you're on one side or the other side.

Here is my question, which is worse? Deleting 18.5 minutes of audio recordings or erasing an entire email server used by the Secretary of State for Official Purposes?

Both are equally wrong. For the same reasons. One guy had to resign in shame, the other is running for president and proud of her accomplishments. Which side is worse? Meh, I can't hardly tell them apart.

Comment: Re:Tech Savvy (Score 2) 510

I know plenty of people who know how to Google something, spew it forth as if it is some universal truth, only to be 100% wrong, because they don't know anything about anything. These are the people who know how to Google, but don't know enough to be able to tell the good vs the bad.

There are three kinds of people

1) People who don't know Google or how to use it
2) People who think they know something because they Googled it
3) People who actually know something, and use Google to enhance their information.

#3 people are the only ones who can have an engaging conversation about the topic without needing to use Google.

Comment: Re:Just Like the "Liberal Media" (Score 1, Troll) 320

It is easy to say science isn't political, however it is political if you want government funding.

I want research that says X, I get my buddies in the Y party to create a funding bill for research that says X. I can create science that says X, and get more funding, therefore I say X. If I say not X, I don't get any more funding, and have to find a new job flipping hamburgers at McD's.

Science isn't political ... noooooo

Comment: Re:Very unlikely to be triggered in the field (Score 1) 247

by StikyPad (#49615353) Attached to: Long Uptime Makes Boeing 787 Lose Electrical Power

My locality posts speed limit signs in residential areas despite the fact that there are statewide speed limits of 25MPH in residential areas, and despite the fact that drivers are required to know this to pass the driving test.

Redundant != pointless or worthless. In both cases, it reduces the operator's ability to say "I had no idea!"

Comment: Re:It's all politics, all the time (Score 2, Interesting) 320

The IRS is politically motivated, which is why the likes of Lois Learner are the ones protected by the AG office from any sort of investigation.

1) I heard about it first on the news
2) I am angry and will get to the bottom of this!
3) Not a Smidgeon of evidence (no investigation either looking for said evidence)
4) Nothing but a Phony scandal
5) Old news.
6) ???
7) Profit!

My take on the whole thing, it is only a scandal with the OTHER side does it. Which is why I am a libertarian, both sides are corrupt, and saying X side is more corrupt than Y, is oversimplification (and not true)

Comment: Re:Looks like the prophet's gunmen (Score 1) 1020

by StikyPad (#49614823) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

Exactly. From our perspective, they're idiots joining a fruitless cause that's destined to fail. From their perspective, their lives already suck, they can't feed their families, and this is the only way they can see to bring about change, or to at least attention -- to not go quietly into the night. To be clear, their frustration is usurped by those who are willing to use it to their own ends, but the frustration and hopelessness are the prerequisites. The tendency toward violence is inversely proportional to quality of life and the economy. People who have their basic needs met are much less likely to be violent, especially en masse.

How can you do 'New Math' problems with an 'Old Math' mind? -- Charles Schulz