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CF: port scan
Hi all. This is off topic but appropriate for the list imho.
Someone just port scanned my box very badly. I believe it was someone may
play crossfire, and may even be on this list
I know this as their are a series of accesses to the crossfire port from a
certain IP (18.104.22.168) and soon after one of my boxen was subjected
to 2-3 minutes of strobbing from the same IP.
I've reported this incident to the person's ISP (dada.it) as a port scan
of this magnitude leads me to believe the person was looking for an
exploit. It is unfortunate to think that the list might contain someone
I urge all admins to be on the look out. It might be worth looking at
blocking all of dada.it for the time being as I believe the box is a
Sorry for the off topic message but these sorts of things concern me
To the culprit - if this was just some sort of investigation of the
Internet, get the permission of the admin of the box before launching a
strobe or similar tool. Long gone are the days when the Internet was a
friendly place where attacks were rare.
--Robert Brockway B.Sc. Email: email@example.com
Founder of HUMBUG (http://www.humbug.org.au)
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