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Friday, November 3rd, 2017 4:58 PM

connectToCisco port 443 has constant attempts to log in: has AT&T secured it?

My firewall log shows days of consstant probing of the uVerse control port 443 from a UK address

178.79.128.185

whois gives the name of the offender as:

min-extra-safe-27-uk-li-prod.binaryedge.ninja

 

Literally hundreds of attempts within a single second.

 

1.  Is this control port safe from this type of brute force attack?

 

2.  Can AT&T somehow take out this "ninja"

 

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6 years ago

Hi BeemerBiker,


Thank you for reaching out regarding your security concern. AT&T takes security of our (and your) network very seriously. We take particluar steps to safeguard against online attacks both at the infrastructure and residential level. However, we can't prevent someone from trying something, just prevent them from succeeding. As long as your firewall is enabled, you shouldn't worry, as your firewall is designed to handle such events. Also, once we've identified the IP address you mentioned as a violator of our security policies, we will add them to our blocklist / blacklist. But we can't arbitrarily or proactively block an IP address until they've violated those policies.


However, if at any time you believe you've been compromised you can go to https://www.att.com/esupport/postmaster/reporting/index.jsp to file a report.


-Ross, AT&T Community Specialist

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