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PSA: bandwidth-test Brute Force attempts

Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:42 pm

So it looks like someone has gotten wise to Mikrotik's having bandwidth-test enabled by default and pretty much every public IP-facing Mikrotik we have has logs looking like this now:


Upside: Getting more targeted attacks against Mikrotiks means they're becoming just that much more mainstream!
Downside: Getting more targeted attacks.

I mean yeah, it's our fault for not disabling or securing it from "default-to-on-and-open" in the first place. Anyway, this is an easy audit/fix for most people, just disable the bandwidth-test server where not needed, and firewall it otherwise.
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Re: PSA: bandwidth-test Brute Force attempts

Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:19 am

On a related note, it would be nice to see bandwidth-test server moved to IP / services so all the useless services can be disabled in one place.
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Re: PSA: bandwidth-test Brute Force attempts

Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:38 am

I might agree with that, services are kind of all overish

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