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January 19, 2005

Attack of the Killer Dictionaries!

Holy Mama! When I checked the statistics for Tuesday, January 18, I was greeted by an incredibly high amount of dictionary attack activity at the domain I use to track this stuff. While dictionary attacks (attempts to send mail to as many user name combinations of a domain as possible in the hopes of finding a few good ones) ratcheted up to over 50,000 in a 24-hour period. Normal activity is in the 4000-7000 range.

Posted on January 19, 2005 at 06:39 AM