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    unauthorized log on

    Just got this e-mail:

    Dear Russell,

    Someone has tried to log into your account on SpeedGuide.net Broadband Community with an incorrect password at least 5 times. This person has been prevented from attempting to login to your account for the next 15 minutes.

    The person trying to log into your account had the following IP address: 190.254.1.201

    All the best,
    SpeedGuide.net Broadband Community
    Looking for work............

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    Have you changed your password yet?

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    Yep!!
    Looking for work............

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    I have set filters to automatically temp-ban IPs that try this kind of stunt at the firewall level. However, the warning from vBulletin fires away just after 5 attempts, and I can't set the firewall rule that low (it starts banning proxy/VPN shared IPs).

    Just looked up that IP, and it only made 6 total requests to the web server (and 6 yesterday), all of them POST to the vBulletin login. To further complicate the issue, it seems there were very similar attempts from a couple of other IPs at the same time frame (botnet ?). The IPs are in totally different subnets (one in Colombia, another in China, etc.), and all of them made exactly 6 requests within a minute or so.

    Thanks for letting me know though, I'm aware of the issue as there are tens of such attempts daily.

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    Hey guys, long time no see. I got one as well today Philip. I tossed the email the email and looks like its already gone and can't be retrieved. I'll change my password now.

    Hope everyone is still well. Myself, I feel older and hurt more everyday, Its been a while since I fell off the SG grid, just around the time frame before Blebs passed. I hoping that the friends I made here are doing well, and for the ones don't know, I hope you're doing well too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sid View Post
    Hey guys, long time no see. I got one as well today Philip. I tossed the email the email and looks like its already gone and can't be retrieved. I'll change my password now.

    Hope everyone is still well. Myself, I feel older and hurt more everyday, Its been a while since I fell off the SG grid, just around the time frame before Blebs passed. I hoping that the friends I made here are doing well, and for the ones don't know, I hope you're doing well too.
    Hey Sid

    Hope you're doing well, good to see you again.
    Sh*t happens, I hurt more and feel older every day as well. Main issue is both are advancing way too quickly. Not sure which concerns me more but have little/no control over either.

    Anyway, take care and stop by more often.

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    Hi Sid

    Nice to see your Smilin Face again.

    I turned 74 in Dec. & let me say getting old isn't for sissies. I hurt in places i didn't know i had places


    Nothing like a sunny day and a short skirted girl to make you forget your aches & pains & summers almost here.

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    Most definitely a scripted login attempt. Note, ssh is open.
    Code:
    tonyt@d830:~$ sudo nmap -v 190.254.1.201
    
    Starting Nmap 6.00 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2015-03-26 17:37 EDT
    Initiating Ping Scan at 17:37
    Scanning 190.254.1.201 [4 ports]
    Completed Ping Scan at 17:37, 0.15s elapsed (1 total hosts)
    Initiating Parallel DNS resolution of 1 host. at 17:37
    Completed Parallel DNS resolution of 1 host. at 17:37, 0.02s elapsed
    Initiating SYN Stealth Scan at 17:37
    Scanning 190.254.1.201 [1000 ports]
    Discovered open port 22/tcp on 190.254.1.201
    Completed SYN Stealth Scan at 17:37, 8.98s elapsed (1000 total ports)
    Nmap scan report for 190.254.1.201
    Host is up (0.15s latency).
    Not shown: 991 filtered ports
    PORT     STATE  SERVICE
    20/tcp   closed ftp-data
    21/tcp   closed ftp
    22/tcp   open   ssh
    80/tcp   closed http
    81/tcp   closed hosts2-ns
    631/tcp  closed ipp
    1935/tcp closed rtmp
    3306/tcp closed mysql
    9000/tcp closed cslistener
    
    Read data files from: /usr/bin/../share/nmap
    Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 9.21 seconds
               Raw packets sent: 1998 (87.888KB) | Rcvd: 13 (516B)
    No one has any right to force data on you
    and command you to believe it or else.
    If it is not true for you, it isn't true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    The IPs are in totally different subnets (one in Colombia, another in China, etc.), and all of them made exactly 6 requests within a minute or so.
    This is common hacker behavior. They control a bunch of computers that they have taken over, and they use those to hide their true origin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minir View Post
    Hi Sid

    Nice to see your Smilin Face again.

    I turned 74 in Dec. & let me say getting old isn't for sissies. I hurt in places i didn't know i had places


    Nothing like a sunny day and a short skirted girl to make you forget your aches & pains & summers almost here.

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    larry

    The ole back pains are back, I can't hardly walk very long or stand very long. Now I've got some muscle issue in my feet. I sure wish I could retire.

    Larry, glad to here from you, and I can't forget Humby and Tony.

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    Hello Sid. Still in Vegas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sid View Post
    The ole back pains are back, I can't hardly walk very long or stand very long. Now I've got some muscle issue in my feet. I sure wish I could retire.

    Larry, glad to here from you, and I can't forget Humby and Tony.
    Sorry to hear about the back Sid. Same here. Have you ever tried the topical patches?

    They're script but work well. Not icy hot stuff.

    Glad to get the brand/drug if you want. Hate using them, been a few years, but they've come in handy a few times.

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    Hi Sid & Humboldt

    Sorry to hear of your back pains. A couple of things i use. Bobby Orr recommended the LivRelief Cream one day on a sports talk show & knowing what an honest guy he is i tried it and my Ma as well and boy it works for us. A little pricey but well worth it. Its non prescription as well.


    LivRelief Nerve Pain Relief Cream

    https://www.livrelief.com/en/compone...ve_pain_relief

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    My old standby from the days of my grandmother who swore by it is Camphorated oil & an Aspirin. A good rub and take an Aspirin then lay down with a blanket over you and sleep for a bit and that usually does it for me.

    You have to ask a pharmacist for it as they keep it behind the counter now as improper use can be poisonous they say. I've never had a problem myself and always have a small bottle at hand. It goes a long way and lasts for a very long time. Make sure you don't have any open skin nor rub near your eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after using.

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    Hope your both feeling better as back pain can sure take the fun out of life.

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    regards

    Larry

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    Quote Originally Posted by minir View Post
    Make sure you don't have any open skin nor rub near your eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after using.


    regards

    Larry
    Just cause it makes me laugh...imagine a theoretical co-worker who allegedly tries a home-remedy of straight undiluted clove oil on his scabies (tiny genital STD crabs btw).

    He said he screamed like a newborn and was almost in tears

    He likened it to a blowtorch.

    Trial and error sometimes, he hasn't done it twice.

    Live and learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    Just cause it makes me laugh...imagine a theoretical co-worker who allegedly tries a home-remedy of straight undiluted clove oil on his scabies (tiny genital STD crabs btw).

    He said he screamed like a newborn and was almost in tears

    He likened it to a blowtorch.

    Trial and error sometimes, he hasn't done it twice.

    Live and learn.
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    Big OUCH!!!

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    Larry

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    Quote Originally Posted by minir View Post
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    Big OUCH!!!

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    Larry
    Knowing him, it was probably a "little" ouch

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    i also know about the aches and pains of getting older.since i now have rods in both lower legs and a plate in right thigh from getting both legs broke in multiple places last april i don't just ache i too hurt.

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