New wave of brute force dictionary attacks this past weekend
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This time it's our Wordpress blogs, not our forums, that are under attack. We believe we have found a way to reduce the amount of time the server spends responding to these attacks. The hackers are using a botnet of infected blogs to probe the Internet for other blogs to infect. Security specialists say there is really nothing that can stop the attacks. You can only minimize the amount of time your server spends responding to the requests.

I wish I could promise that you'll see 100% uptime in the forums going forward but all predictions coming out of the Web security industry indicate that these attacks will continue and become much worse as more computers are infected. They are using both personal (home/office) computers and Web servers.

The attacks cannot succeed on our server. That is, they cannot log in because of our security. And therefore they cannot infect our server or put your computers at risk through SF Fandom. But they may overload the server from time to time, forcing us to reboot it.

The hackers are also attacking our email services, FTP, and occasionally the forums.
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New wave of brute force dictionary attacks this past weekend - by BoardAdmin - October 2nd, 2013, 04:46 AM

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