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    cracking attempts coming from 209.239.43.18.

    It seems that your forums are trying to be cracked. Well at least the usernames. I have tons of forum accounts over the internet with very easy to guess usernames, usually austin.

    Well I have been getting emails from all these forums saying my account has been locked because someone has tried to login more than 5 times in a row unsuccessfully. It emails with the originating IP address and I have tried calling and contacting the company hosting the website that has tried to hack into my account on all these different forums. It ALWAYS originates from the following IP: 209.239.43.18.

    I have also contacted the company that the IP address comes from. The company is navisite.com and there phone number is 978-946-5800

    Do you have any suggestions for shutting down these cracking attempts? I'm sure it is happening to tons of members and not just me.

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    This might be more useful.

    root@spider:~# whois 209.239.43.18

    OrgName: Alabanza, Inc.
    OrgID: ALAB
    Address: 10 East Baltimore St., 10th floor
    City: Baltimore
    StateProv: MD
    PostalCode: 21202
    Country: US

    NetRange: 209.239.32.0 - 209.239.63.255
    CIDR: 209.239.32.0/19
    NetName: ALABANZA-BALT-1
    NetHandle: NET-209-239-32-0-1
    Parent: NET-209-0-0-0-0
    NetType: Direct Allocation
    NameServer: NS.ALABANZA.COM
    NameServer: NS2.ALABANZA.COM
    Comment:
    RegDate: 1998-05-20
    Updated: 2000-01-26

    RTechHandle: TC12-ARIN
    RTechName: Cunningham, Thomas
    RTechPhone: +1-410-779-1400
    RTechEmail: ipadmin@alabanza.com

    OrgTechHandle: DLE60-ARIN
    OrgTechName: Lee, Dong
    OrgTechPhone: +1-410-779-1400
    OrgTechEmail: donglee@alabanza.com

    OrgTechHandle: TECHS24-ARIN
    OrgTechName: Tech Support
    OrgTechPhone: +1-410-779-1400
    OrgTechEmail: ipadmin@alabanza.com
    # ARIN WHOIS database, last updated 2008-06-01 19:10
    # Enter ? for additional hints on searching ARIN's WHOIS database.

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    Bots like these have been hitting forums around the net for a long time now, and it's definitely not the first time it's happened on CF either. That's why it's always important to choose a password that's at least not something like "password", one that can be guessed within 5 guesses (before the cracker is locked out for 15 minutes).

    IP banned btw.
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