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fatzdomingo
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Why would someone in Taiwan be attempting remote admin?

Well at least the firewall seems to work. Found these in the log:- (amongst a whole lot of others!)

 

01:59:58, 16 Jul.IN: BLOCK [16] Remote administration (TCP 61.231.0.215:12200-​>109.149.10.235:443 on ppp0)
01:44:50, 16 Jul.IN: BLOCK [16] Remote administration (ICMP type 8 code 0 203.178.148.19-​>109.149.10.235 on ppp0)
01:36:29, 16 Jul.IN: BLOCK [16] Remote administration (TCP 116.10.191.173:6000-​>109.149.10.235:22 on ppp0)

 

Locations are Taiwan, China (what a surprise), and Japan. Other ip addresses gave up Russian and Polish locations. It never stops does it!

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Distinguished Sage
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Re: Why would someone in Taiwan be attempting remote admin?

That's what a firewall is for, good that it's working. Smiley Happy

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Distinguished Guru
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Re: Why would someone in Taiwan be attempting remote admin?

There are machines out there that are constantly trawling the internet looking for connections they can hijack for illegal purposes.

 

If you connect anything to the internet, it will constantly receive such attacks.  The solution is a firewall to block all unwanted incoming messages.  The Home Hub has it's own firewall built in, so there's nothing to worry about.

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ItsChip
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Re: Why would someone in Taiwan be attempting remote admin?

I run an application called PeerBlock on most of my PCs (I should really invest in a hardware firewall)

It blocks up to 2 billion addresses at any one point, all of which are either malicious, known hackers, unassigned addresses etc.

It's very surprising figuring out which applications are trying to connect where.

Skype's been a major issue, because of the node distribution, you connect to a huge amount of nasty addresses.

 

I guess I'm just a paranoid person, but it gives me peace of mind.

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