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Re: SSH and Telnet ports

there should be an ongoing "new" bruteforce attack against ssh, take a
look at http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/08/brute_force_ssh_attack/
I don't see any reason, for now, on worrying about it. Use the programs
already suggested on this list to ban hosts (which could cause some
interesting side effects if you're denying connections between your relay
and other tor nodes) or, simpler, move ssh on a non standard port. It's a
bit of "security through obscurity" but, at least, it's greatly effective
in cutting out script kiddies traffic (and leaving in only the more
interested attackers :-P ).


Marco Bonetti
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