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Notes to the Guy Hacking my System

Yesterday listened to the amazing audio talk by Clay Shirky, “Ontologies are overrated”. This talk (which later formed the basis for his article bearing the same title) is fascinating and important. I’ll respond when I have time.

Handy list of computer security tools. Rootkithunter as was public key encryption and Monit was recommended to me yesterdayJust yesterday I learned about digg.com, which is a great resource for what’s hot on the Internet these days. (They have two categories in categories like security: all-time bests and then what’s hot now. As far as capturing memes, I usually check digg, delicious popular and blogdex (not to mention the usual suspects: Slashdot, boingboing, O’reilly, etc.). In the literary world we don’t have any decent aggregating service (and that’s probably for the best), though Maud Newton, Valve, Literary Saloon, Crooked Timber, Teleread, Scott (and probably 20 more equally insightful people) provide a good glimpse.

Irritatingly, technorati is blocked by my company’s content filter. That’s really smart!

Paul from melbourneit.com, leave me alone! Jun 17 01:52:59 www sshd(pam_unix)[29542]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:53:02 www sshd[29542]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 43528 ssh2
Jun 17 01:53:04 www sshd(pam_unix)[29545]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:53:06 www sshd[29545]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 44384 ssh2
Jun 17 01:53:08 www sshd(pam_unix)[29549]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:53:10 www sshd[29549]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 45056 ssh2
Jun 17 01:53:12 www sshd(pam_unix)[29552]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:53:14 www sshd[29552]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 45706 ssh2
Jun 17 01:53:16 www sshd(pam_unix)[29555]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:53:19 www sshd[29555]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 46456 ssh2
Jun 17 01:53:21 www sshd(pam_unix)[29558]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:53:23 www sshd[29558]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 47161 ssh2
Jun 17 01:53:25 www sshd(pam_unix)[29561]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:53:27 www sshd[29561]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 47862 ssh2
Jun 17 01:53:31 www sshd(pam_unix)[29564]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:53:33 www sshd[29564]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 48593 ssh2
Jun 17 01:53:35 www sshd(pam_unix)[29567]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:53:38 www sshd[29567]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 49691 ssh2
Jun 17 01:53:40 www sshd(pam_unix)[29570]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:53:42 www sshd[29570]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 50509 ssh2
Jun 17 01:53:44 www sshd(pam_unix)[29573]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:53:46 www sshd[29573]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 51268 ssh2
Jun 17 01:53:48 www sshd(pam_unix)[29576]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:53:51 www sshd[29576]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 52000 ssh2
Jun 17 01:53:52 www sshd(pam_unix)[29579]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:53:55 www sshd[29579]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 52866 ssh2
Jun 17 01:53:57 www sshd(pam_unix)[29582]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:53:59 www sshd[29582]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 53595 ssh2
Jun 17 01:54:01 www sshd(pam_unix)[29586]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:54:03 www sshd[29586]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 54339 ssh2
Jun 17 01:54:05 www sshd(pam_unix)[29589]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:54:08 www sshd[29589]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 55076 ssh2
Jun 17 01:54:10 www sshd(pam_unix)[29593]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:54:12 www sshd[29593]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 55959 ssh2
Jun 17 01:54:15 www sshd(pam_unix)[29596]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:54:18 www sshd[29596]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 56710 ssh2
Jun 17 01:54:20 www sshd(pam_unix)[29599]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:54:22 www sshd[29599]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 57658 ssh2
Jun 17 01:54:24 www sshd(pam_unix)[29602]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:54:26 www sshd[29602]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 58443 ssh2
Jun 17 01:54:28 www sshd(pam_unix)[29605]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:54:31 www sshd[29605]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 59174 ssh2
Jun 17 01:54:33 www sshd(pam_unix)[29609]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:54:35 www sshd[29609]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 59954 ssh2
Jun 17 01:54:39 www sshd(pam_unix)[29612]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:54:41 www sshd[29612]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 60668 ssh2
Jun 17 01:54:43 www sshd(pam_unix)[29616]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:54:45 www sshd[29616]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 33469 ssh2
Jun 17 01:54:47 www sshd(pam_unix)[29619]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:54:50 www sshd[29619]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 34199 ssh2
Jun 17 01:54:51 www sshd[29623]: Invalid user paul from 210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:54:51 www sshd(pam_unix)[29623]: check pass; user unknown
Jun 17 01:54:51 www sshd(pam_unix)[29623]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:54:54 www sshd[29623]: Failed password for invalid user paul from 210.0.178.146 port 35004 ssh2
Jun 17 01:54:56 www sshd[29626]: Invalid user paul from 210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:54:56 www sshd(pam_unix)[29626]: check pass; user unknown
Jun 17 01:54:56 www sshd(pam_unix)[29626]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:54:58 www sshd[29626]: Failed password for invalid user paul from 210.0.178.146 port 35724 ssh2
Jun 17 01:55:00 www sshd[29629]: Invalid user paul from 210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:55:00 www sshd(pam_unix)[29629]: check pass; user unknown
Jun 17 01:55:00 www sshd(pam_unix)[29629]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:55:02 www sshd[29629]: Failed password for invalid user paul from 210.0.178.146 port 36500 ssh2
Jun 17 01:55:04 www sshd[29632]: Invalid user paul from 210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:55:04 www sshd(pam_unix)[29632]: check pass; user unknown
Jun 17 01:55:04 www sshd(pam_unix)[29632]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:55:07 www sshd[29632]: Failed password for invalid user paul from 210.0.178.146 port 37259 ssh2
Jun 17 01:55:09 www sshd[29635]: Invalid user paul from 210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:55:09 www sshd(pam_unix)[29635]: check pass; user unknown
Jun 17 01:55:09 www sshd(pam_unix)[29635]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:55:11 www sshd[29635]: Failed password for invalid user paul from 210.0.178.146 port 38075 ssh2
Jun 17 01:55:13 www sshd[29638]: Invalid user paul from 210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:55:13 www sshd(pam_unix)[29638]: check pass; user unknown
Jun 17 01:55:13 www sshd(pam_unix)[29638]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:55:15 www sshd[29638]: Failed password for invalid user paul from 210.0.178.146 port 38799 ssh2
Jun 17 01:55:17 www sshd[29642]: Invalid user paul from 210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:55:17 www sshd(pam_unix)[29642]: check pass; user unknown
Jun 17 01:55:17 www sshd(pam_unix)[29642]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:55:19 www sshd[29642]: Failed password for invalid user paul from 210.0.178.146 port 39545 ssh2
Jun 17 01:55:21 www sshd[29645]: Invalid user paul from 210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:55:21 www sshd(pam_unix)[29645]: check pass; user unknown
Jun 17 01:55:21 www sshd(pam_unix)[29645]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:55:24 www sshd[29645]: Failed password for invalid user paul from 210.0.178.146 port 40332 ssh2
Jun 17 01:55:26 www sshd[29648]: Invalid user paul from 210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:55:26 www sshd(pam_unix)[29648]: check pass; user unknown
Jun 17 01:55:26 www sshd(pam_unix)[29648]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:55:28 www sshd[29648]: Failed password for invalid user paul from 210.0.178.146 port 41025 ssh2
Jun 17 01:55:30 www sshd[29651]: Invalid user accounts from 210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:55:30 www sshd(pam_unix)[29651]: check pass; user unknown
Jun 17 01:55:30 www sshd(pam_unix)[29651]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:55:32 www sshd[29651]: Failed password for invalid user accounts from 210.0.178.146 port 41714 ssh2
Jun 17 01:55:34 www sshd[29654]: Invalid user accounts from 210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:55:34 www sshd(pam_unix)[29654]: check pass; user unknown
Jun 17 01:55:34 www sshd(pam_unix)[29654]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:55:36 www sshd[29654]: Failed password for invalid user accounts from 210.0.178.146 port 42386 ssh2
Jun 17 01:55:38 www sshd[29657]: Invalid user accounts from 210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:55:38 www sshd(pam_unix)[29657]: check pass; user unknown
Jun 17 01:55:38 www sshd(pam_unix)[29657]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:55:41 www sshd[29657]: Failed password for invalid user accounts from 210.0.178.146 port 43214 ssh2
Jun 17 01:55:43 www sshd[29660]: Invalid user account from 210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:55:43 www sshd(pam_unix)[29660]: check pass; user unknown
Jun 17 01:55:43 www sshd(pam_unix)[29660]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:55:45 www sshd[29660]: Failed password for invalid user account from 210.0.178.146 port 43976 ssh2
Jun 17 01:55:47 www sshd[29663]: Invalid user account from 210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:55:47 www sshd(pam_unix)[29663]: check pass; user unknown
Jun 17 01:55:47 www sshd(pam_unix)[29663]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:55:49 www sshd[29663]: Failed password for invalid user account from 210.0.178.146 port 44780 ssh2
Jun 17 01:55:51 www sshd[29666]: Invalid user account from 210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:55:51 www sshd(pam_unix)[29666]: check pass; user unknown
Jun 17 01:55:51 www sshd(pam_unix)[29666]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146
Jun 17 01:55:54 www sshd[29666]: Failed password for invalid user account from 210.0.178.146 port 45554 ssh2
Jun 17 01:55:55 www sshd(pam_unix)[29669]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:55:58 www sshd[29669]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 46410 ssh2
Jun 17 01:56:00 www sshd(pam_unix)[29672]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:56:02 www sshd[29672]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 47157 ssh2
Jun 17 01:56:04 www sshd(pam_unix)[29675]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:56:06 www sshd[29675]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 47856 ssh2
Jun 17 01:56:18 www sshd(pam_unix)[29678]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=210.0.178.146 user=root
Jun 17 01:56:21 www sshd[29678]: Failed password for root from 210.0.178.146 port 48580 ssh2

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