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Saturday, November 28, 2009

New Version of Timelox for Openssh 5.3p1

I've put up a new version of Timelox for use with Openssh 5.3p1. Timelox is a patch for sshd that shuts down brute force attempts to break into machines via ssh. Timelox is different than most other methods in that it detects failed logins from a given ip number, rather than attempts against a userid. So if, as we've seen, attackers use a script that attempts to login with multiple userids, timelox will detect that and call a script to lock out that ip in the firewall.

The latest version includes an installer script for OSX. For more information see the main timelox page at  https://wwwx.cs.unc.edu/~hays/dev/timelox_and_TheHand

Posted by bil at 1:24 PM
Edited on: Monday, March 15, 2010 8:44 PM
Categories: My Software