SSH hacked?

Knapp magick.crow at
Wed Jan 14 14:25:40 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 3:15 PM, Brian <ad44 at> wrote:

> On Tue 13 Jan 2009 at 19:23:52 -0800, NoOp wrote:
> > I think you will find that the existing bots out there will in fact
> > eventually pickup your port 22, and the scripts will pass that along to
> > other bot machines. The result is sort of like flies drawn to honey;
> > eventually multiple bots will start dictionary ssh attempts.
> Maybe my bit of the internet is atypical but I've yet to observe this.
> Since September 2008 there have been 41,000 attempts to log in via ssh.
> Not all from the same host of course but some hang in there and try 400+
> username/password combinations. Rather sad really; I doubt they even
> get close to a valid username.
> If I thought moving sshd off port 22 would reduce the chances of a bot
> gaining access to a machine I'd consider doing it.It doesn't so I don't.

I bet that is sad with your machine but on the other hand, I bet if they try
that with 40,000 computers they get in sometimes.

Douglas E Knapp

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