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Re: [vox-tech] Why change default ssh port?
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Re: [vox-tech] Why change default ssh port?

On Fri, Jun 16, 2006 at 05:54:35PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Micah J. Cowan (micah@cowan.name):
> > This is exactly the same reasoning I used to decide I didn't want to
> > obscure or control access* to my email address, either.
> > 
> > * Although I never tried it, AFAICT, trying to give your email address
> >   only to "trusted individuals" /never/ works. Some idiot forgets to be
> >   careful with it at some point...
> There were two things I noticed some years back, that made up my mind:
> 1.  I noticed that apparently staggeringly large botnets were
> (seemingly) attempting dictionary-style delivery to all possible
> usernames at my mail exchanger.  (The scale of resources required
> sort of boggled me.  I have no idea if this method works for the
> spammers, but the fact that I still see it occasionally argues that it
> does.) 

Did you mean "brute-force-style", there? 'Coz I've seen that, too...

I'm not /too/ worried about dictionary-style attacks, as my first name
is fairly unusual..

Micah J. Cowan
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