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Re: reduction of brute force login attempts via SSH through iptables --hashlimit
From: "GroundZero Security" <fd () g-0 org>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 23:23:49 +0100

well i somehow felt someone will be pedantic over it.
its a quick script originally thrown together in a few minutes for personal use and wasn't really 
intended to be released, i just thought it may help someone. 
besides that this is ment to stop those bruteforce attempts which *all* have more than
enough users without spaces they try. or do you know anyone that does ssh bruteforce by hand?
you may be able to add a bogus ip (wow your l33t), but it wouldnt be of any use so...
instead of beeing a smartass why dont you provide a better solution for the people who are annoyed by
those bruteforce attacks? 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gary Leons" <tastytastybeef () googlemail com>
To: "GroundZero Security" <fd () g-0 org>
Cc: "Jay Libove" <libove () felines org>; <full-disclosure () lists grok org uk>
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 10:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] reduction of brute force login attempts via SSH through iptables --hashlimit

On 2/28/06, GroundZero Security <fd () g-0 org> wrote:

i made a small bash script last year to block those bruteforce attempts automatically via the firewall.
In case someone is interested, i released it on our website. Someone may have a use for it :-)
Have a nice day everyone!


That is remarkably shoddy coding from a "security research and
software developer".

*NEWS FLASH* most platforms allow login names to contain spaces.

$ for ((i=0;i<5;i++));
 do ssh -l "j00 ar3 l4m3" idiot.running.this.script.com

And i just added an arbitrary address to your firewall, fun!

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