[ILUG] logwatch - should I be worried?
tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Sun Jul 17 12:32:14 IST 2005
Logwatch stopped working properly on my Fedora system
with one update of logwatch.rpm but has now started again
with the next update.
During the week or fortnight I missed
the number of dropped packets has increased dramatically,
from about 200 per day to about 1000.
Most of these are targeted at ports 1026, 1027
which I take to be some kind of ssh or ssl attack.
My question is, Should I be worried?
Is there any chance that this attack will succeed at some point?
And is there anything more that I could or should do?
(I'm running a standard shorewall firewall.)
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