Brute Force Attacks are on the rise – do I need a SIRP? 

Brute Force Attacks are on the rise – do I need a SIRP? 

Technology means endless opportunities, but also endless headaches. Scripting, machine learning, AIs and easier access to more advanced systems does not mean your every-day becomes easier – it also means that the every-day of the malicious hacker becomes easier.  It is said that internet users have to keep track of about 190 passwords and PINs. […]

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Securing business continuity – a necessity!

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What kind of disaster can your business take? How many unlucky incidents will you endure? How many malicious attacks are you from ceasing completely? Data is lost, we all know this. It might be a butter-fingered CEO making a dreadful mistake, a server giving up on life, a cloud provider going bankrupt or a fire […]

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“Syspeace does exactly what it says it does”

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Today, it’s a wonderful day. At IT-community Spiceworks, in a thread regarding Brute Force – OWA Exchange 2010, we found one of our customers in detail describing his view of Syspeace. And it makes our hearts sing. The praise in itself is heartwarming, but perhaps the idea he presents in the end is even more valuable. […]

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A comprehensive approach to detecting RDP login failures

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Syspeace’s way of detecting Windows logon failures is based on using the audit events produced by Windows. This is reliable and non-invasive, but in some cases, there are oddities. When a login succeeds or fails during Remote Desktop/Terminal Services authentication, the event is logged, but there is no reference to the IP address of the […]

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Preventing brute force attacks against Outlook on the web

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If you’re running Microsoft Exchange Server your also quite likely to have the Outlook on the web (previously: Exchange Web Connect, Outlook Web Access (OWA), Outlook Web App)  interface up and running to enable your users to use Exchange ActiveSync and access their email, calendars and contacts over an easy-to-use web interface accessible over the […]

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How to block an ongoing brute force attack

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If your server or data center is targeted by a brute force attack it might be hard to figure out how to quickly make stop it. If the attack is from a single IP address you’d probably block it in your external firewall or the Windows Server firewall. And after that start tracking and reporting the […]

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How to battle slowgrind bruteforce attacks against Windows servers

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The default rule of Syspeace is that if an intruder fails to login more than 5 times within 30 minutes, the intruders IP address is blocked, tracked and reported for 2 hours and simply is denied any access to the server.  A new trend though has emerged and that is for bruteforce attackers to “slowgrind” through […]

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Built-in intrusion prevention or HIPS – what is the best choice?

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If you are managing a server and host various applications and services all of them are reachable for your users and customers. Quite often, they are also reachable for others – with malicious intent – wanting to gain access.   To be cost effective, you could be using a Terminal Server (or Remote desktop Server) […]

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Using Syspeace against DDoS attacks for sysadmin

Essentially a DDoS attack is about overloading a server with massive traffic thus making it unreachable for the services the way it is supposed to be. This can be accomplished in numerous ways. If for instance 10 000 computers in a botnet are targeted at downloading a specific image or file from a public website […]

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Keep your VPS safe from intrusion (your service provider will not)

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There are many variations of IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), and Cloud services. Some are public clouds, and some are hybrids, and some are private. There is also the possibility rent an external VPS (Virtual private Server). The principle is simple: the provider gives you access to a virtual server. […]

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