Ever wondered what the internet is really like?

Many of us remember a time when having a blog or a computer on the internet was a cool thing and was safe-ish.  There were hackers, but you could take some simple steps (though not enough people did, even then) and largely keep the miscreants out of your stuff.

It’s a different world today.  I was looking at the logs this morning, and thought I would share ~7 days of malicious traffic – people looking for exploitable vulnerabilities, or directly trying to hack or register fake accounts for the purpose of spamming.  This list goes back only about a week, and it’s not like OVMRC is one of the big, mega-sites on the internet, but it is shared with my other small blogs as well.

It’s worth noting here that when you connect your personal computer to the internet THE SAME THINGS HAPPEN!  If you don’t have protection in the form of up-to-date software and operating system (i.e. get rid of XP and Vista, keep your patches up to date, stop using IE and move to a real browser, patch your Linux up, etc.), and a firewall and some malware protection, these kinds of people will detect your system and they will violate it.  Having your computer wrecked by some scumbag will cut into your amateur radio time, not to mention potentially cause you financial losses.

So if you ever thought that maybe some computer guy was being paranoid, or that “nobody would ever hack my computer, I’m not significant”, rest assured, you are completely wrong.  Note here, that these aren’t even the sophisticated sort of hacks/attacks… these are the ham-fisted attacks, likely run by kids with hack kits or automatically by computers belonging to random people that have been hacked.  Radio amateurs are notorious for holding on to their old equipment – including computers – and this is a good reminder why, if you do that, it’s critical that you keep up the maintenance.  It’s also pretty critical that you dump old, out-of-date software if the computer it’s on is going to touch the internet.

Legend:  BLUE = login/registration for spamming; RED = deliberately hacking or looking for vulnerabilities, YELLOW = possible false detection but malicious traffic has been seen from this address before

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Pakistan Rawalpindi, Pakistan was blocked access via country blocking at https://www.ovmrc.on.ca/xmlrpc.php
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Pakistan Rawalpindi, Pakistan was blocked access via country blocking at https://www.ovmrc.on.ca/xmlrpc.php
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Pakistan Peshawar, Pakistan was blocked access via country blocking at https://www.ovmrc.on.ca/xmlrpc.php
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Pakistan Islamabad, Pakistan was blocked access via country blocking at https://www.ovmrc.on.ca/xmlrpc.php
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Pakistan Karachi, Pakistan was blocked access via country blocking at https://www.ovmrc.on.ca/xmlrpc.php
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Pakistan Quetta, Pakistan was blocked access via country blocking at https://www.ovmrc.on.ca/xmlrpc.php
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Pakistan Quetta, Pakistan was blocked access via country blocking at https://www.ovmrc.on.ca/xmlrpc.php
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Pakistan Karachi, Pakistan was blocked access via country blocking at https://www.ovmrc.on.ca/xmlrpc.php
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An unknown location at IP 14.1.104.253 was blocked access via country blocking at https://www.ovmrc.on.ca/xmlrpc.php
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Pakistan Karachi, Pakistan was blocked access via country blocking at https://www.ovmrc.on.ca/xmlrpc.php
5/11/2016 11:38:22 AM (4 days 21 hours ago) IP: 39.50.134.208 [block] Hostname: 39.50.134.208

Pakistan Pakistan was blocked access via country blocking at https://www.ovmrc.on.ca/xmlrpc.php
5/11/2016 7:01:42 AM (5 days 1 hour ago) IP: 182.189.161.222 [block] Hostname: 182.189.161.222

Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia was blocked access via country blocking at https://www.ovmrc.on.ca/xmlrpc.php
5/11/2016 6:20:38 AM (5 days 2 hours ago) IP: 37.104.142.228 [block] Hostname: 37.104.142.228

Pakistan Lahore, Pakistan was blocked access via country blocking at https://www.ovmrc.on.ca/xmlrpc.php
5/11/2016 4:54:09 AM (5 days 3 hours ago) IP: 39.55.95.149 [block] Hostname: 39.55.95.149

Pakistan Lahore, Pakistan was blocked access via country blocking at https://www.ovmrc.on.ca/xmlrpc.php
5/11/2016 3:45:47 AM (5 days 4 hours ago) IP: 39.55.95.149 [block] Hostname: 39.55.95.149

Nigeria Lagos, Nigeria was blocked access via country blocking at https://www.ovmrc.on.ca/xmlrpc.php
5/11/2016 3:09:30 AM (5 days 5 hours ago) IP: 41.184.178.64 [block] Hostname: 41-184-178-64.rv.ipnxtelecoms.com

2 thoughts on “Ever wondered what the internet is really like?

  1. AGREED !! you may think that you are “small potatoes” and not worth hacking, but those who perpetrate such know the power in numbers. Ten, fifty, one hundred machines, all harboring the same malicious intent code, can simultaneously work together as a part of what is called a “denial of service” attack. A targeted machine is sent so many requests from the “smaller” machines that it becomes overwhelmed and may shut down. Even if there is no shutdown, the network attached to the target machine is bogged down to the point of users not being able to get any work done. Organization I work for has been targeted a few times so far this year and although recovery time is getting shorter it is a real PITA (not the bread). Sadly, those with machines originating the attack may not even be aware of what their equipment is doing in the background.
    I urge you to follow ve3oij ‘s advice – an ounce of prevention (etc)… and you don’t have to be a “computer expert” (“nerd”, “geek”) to implement and follow a few simple guidelines and suggestions. – va3hwa

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