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    I was checking my login log the other day and I've noticed several weird log in attempts. They have some common characteristics:

    All of them are using user names with 4 or 5 letters (incomprehensible, just random letters), they all try to log in to the Forum (not the AdminCP) and they all come from weird IPs (located in China, Japan, Russia, South America but also US).

    Some of the most ... active IPs are:

    Has anyone else noticed this?

    Also, I have some other weird log in attempts, where the following string is used as a user name (spaces added to avoid replacement):

    [SIZE=-1][u r l = h t t p : / / [U]x6qv8rvl[/U]]map[ / u r l ]

    The underlined part of the URL is changing, never seen the same more than once.

    Anyone has noticed that?

    So far, I've been manually entering those weird IP addresses in the banned IP list, any other way to deal with them?

    Any help will be appreciated.

    John Caradimas

  • #2
    All you can do is continue banning them.
    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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    • #3
      Thanks Steve, much appreciated.
      John Caradimas


      • #4
        These are the links I get and some redirects.

        Decided to place image instead of clickable links

        Last edited by Jose Amaral Rego; Mon 23 Apr '07, 10:47am.


        • #5
          How do you check log-in attempts?


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