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Getting hammered by bots. Working on it
« on: December 08, 2017, 10:42:40 AM »
The Forestry Forum is suffering from a DOS attack this morning. I am working on it trying to fend them off. I apologize for the intermittent  connectivity.
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Re: Getting hammered by bots. Working on it
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 11:02:16 AM »
I HATE BOTS SPAMMERS SCAMMERS AND WHOEVER CAUSES ALL THESE PROBLEMS!

Okay, that made me feel better. :)
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Re: Getting hammered by bots. Working on it
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 11:08:05 AM »
Much better connectivity up here in Yooper land now.   8)
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Re: Getting hammered by bots. Working on it
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 11:23:06 AM »
To bad you can't just send them back from where they come from...
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Re: Getting hammered by bots. Working on it
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 11:25:11 AM »
I'm pretty sure they are from Hell, so that ain't a bad plan.
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Re: Getting hammered by bots. Working on it
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2017, 11:36:40 AM »
Tureakistan  :D
Yup its all messed up out where the electrons wear out  :D
I was blamin the snow, looks like our first real one of the year.

Got a scam phone call the other day from "windows technical support". I invited him to come on over, bring a bucket and rags and clean my windows. I kept telling him the password was Windex but he didn't seem to understand  ??? Judging from the sound of traffic outside his mud hut I'm not really sure he knows what a window is, of any kind.

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Re: Getting hammered by bots. Working on it
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2017, 11:37:32 AM »
Boss, you need to go get a mug of some good herbal tea, maybe set up a aromatherapy thing, and do some goat yoga, and all that stress is just supposed to melt away. Soothing and peaceful is what I hear.....   well ok. It was a great thought though!!   :D :D :D
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Re: Getting hammered by bots. Working on it
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2017, 12:38:07 PM »
I wonder if the hack the forum Christmas contest is seen as a challenge to the hackers. :-\
Thanks for all your hard work behind the scenes  keeping us safe. thumbs-up thumbs-up
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Re: Getting hammered by bots. Working on it
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2017, 12:47:08 PM »
I wonder if the hack the forum Christmas contest is seen as a challenge to the hackers. :-\
Thanks for all your hard work behind the scenes  keeping us safe. thumbs-up thumbs-up

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Re: Getting hammered by bots. Working on it
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2017, 12:54:18 PM »
 :D no. They are not after the website, they are after the server. They have no idea about the contest. They are not looking at anything on pages.  That's actually kinda like a thief trying to steal a car because there might be a pack of gum locked in the trunk. :)
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Re: Getting hammered by bots. Working on it
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2017, 02:01:51 PM »
Much better connectivity up here in Yooper land now.   8)

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Re: Getting hammered by bots. Working on it
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2017, 02:38:20 PM »
Sure would be nice if the ISP's would do their job :-X (block malicious activity) or if we could collectively just reverse DOS them! ;) :D
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Re: Getting hammered by bots. Working on it
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2017, 03:10:02 PM »
It's not that easy.  The bad guys are continuously coming at you from compromised systems. You block one I.P., they come at you from another. It might even be your home computer is the malicious host and you might never know it other than you think it might be running slow at times.
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Re: Getting hammered by bots. Working on it
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2017, 03:41:11 PM »
This week in Mecklenburg County where Charlotte N.C. is located, Iraq or Iran bots sent a worm email.
Somebody opened it.
Now the whole county server is being held hostage for $23,000 in ransom....that is 2 - bit coins.
The time ran out and the county didn't pay. Now the ransom is up to $75,000 I think.
The county is trying to bring back the files from a backup system and it may takes months.

No taxes can be paid because no one knows what is owed at this time.  :D

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Re: Getting hammered by bots. Working on it
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2017, 04:47:57 PM »
It's not that easy.  The bad guys are continuously coming at you from compromised systems. You block one I.P., they come at you from another. It might even be your home computer is the malicious host and you might never know it other than you think it might be running slow at times.
YEARS ago, I went up to Portland, Oregon to attend a special class.  We were being trained on a fancy full-size PC with some unique hardware.  There were about 30 or 40 of us in the hotel ballroom at the conference.  It was required that we all log into a particular site to get some credentials so we could configure the computers.  The hotel's router/firewall saw that there was a sudden "target" being "attacked" by our machines and we were blocked from reaching it.  It took the hotel staff about an hour o figure out what was going on. :D
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Re: Getting hammered by bots. Working on it
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2017, 05:08:53 PM »
I was blaming all this on my Dinosaur Computer
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Re: Getting hammered by bots. Working on it
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2017, 06:51:44 PM »
Is there a way to send them a virus back to them?
 I mean the  smiley_devil back at them. smiley_smash
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Re: Getting hammered by bots. Working on it
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2017, 09:23:50 PM »
Peter,

They would not know pecan even if the met one in the road.   smiley_devil   :D :D
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Re: Getting hammered by bots. Working on it
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2017, 09:39:27 PM »
There must be a way to disable them when they try to get in. Maybe leave a hole, door, easy to hack. And when they go in, there pc fills with junk. One less, next, :D
I don't know, just thinking,
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Re: Getting hammered by bots. Working on it
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2017, 09:49:43 PM »
I had nuttin to do with it being filled with junk.

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