A Couple of SSH Brute Force Compromises

Posted by Ridcully on Jul 28, 2013 11:30 AM EDT
ISC Diary; By Johannes Ullrich
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One common and stupidly simple way hosts are compromissed is weak SSH passwords. You would think people have learned by now, but evidently there are still enough systems with root passwords like 12345 around to make scanning for them a worthwhile exercise. As a result, one of my favorite honeypot tools is kippo, and we have talked about the tool before.

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