Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:19 pm

Petty Tyrant
GTS250 GTS300 MP3 500
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Posts: 31030
Location: Bay Area, California
 
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Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:19 pm linkquote
News Flash: Modern Vespa is under attack.

Actually, that's not news. The MV server is hit by a wide array of attacks on a daily basis. Really, all websites are. What's news is the number of malicious attempts coming from a single IP address -- in Canada.

This particular IP address has been responsible for countless overlimit events on MV -- basically, rapid-fire requests for pages in quick succession. We've had overlimit detection for many years, and any IP address that asks for too many pages in a very short amount of time will get banned automatically for 7 days.

This same address has also been trying to login periodically with random usernames that don't exist. It's probably from a list of compromised usernames from elsewhere on the internet, so relatively harmless. But I've recently started logging these attempts so that I can pick out particularly malicious actors.

But, Canada?!? I thought they were nice.

They've also managed to achieve the astounding feat of appearing in the stopforumspam database -- which MV participates in -- almost a quarter of a million times. That's amazeballs.

Anywho, this IP address is now permanently banned from MV.

Canada. Whoda thunk?





Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:26 pm

Ossessionato
GTS300 Super (Heinz) GTS250 Super (Bulger)
Joined: 16 Jan 2010
Posts: 3854
Location: Tempe, AZ
 
Ossessionato
GTS300 Super (Heinz) GTS250 Super (Bulger)
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Posts: 3854
Location: Tempe, AZ
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:26 pm linkquote
Stop Forums Pam? Oh, now I get it.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:29 pm

Petty Tyrant
GTS250 GTS300 MP3 500
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 31030
Location: Bay Area, California
 
Petty Tyrant
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Location: Bay Area, California
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:29 pm linkquote
Syd wrote:
Stop Forums Pam? Oh, now I get it.
Pam is a threat to forums and must be stopped.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:59 pm

Addicted
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 889
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
Addicted
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento
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Posts: 889
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:59 pm linkquote
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:11 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2021 Vespa GTS300 HPE Racing 60's, 2019 BMW K1600GT Sport, 2019 Ural Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 8203
Location: Toronto
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2021 Vespa GTS300 HPE Racing 60's, 2019 BMW K1600GT Sport, 2019 Ural Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 8203
Location: Toronto
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:11 am linkquote
Probably a zombie. If not then well... we are nice but we aren't ALL nice. Maybe someone got mad about all the vaccines you guys are drowning in down there
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:18 am

Hooked
Joined: 14 May 2009
Posts: 215
Location: CANADA
 
Hooked
Joined: 14 May 2009
Posts: 215
Location: CANADA
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:18 am linkquote
Canadians ARE nice, and with technology today fraudsters can route their bots through networks worldwide with impunity and lead you to believe something that is not. I get BS from IP addresses that appear to originate from California all the time, as well as Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, etc.... the list goes on.
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:52 am

Hooked
Vespa Dealer
Joined: 22 Dec 2013
Posts: 192
Location: Toronto Ontario Canada
 
Hooked
Vespa Dealer
Joined: 22 Dec 2013
Posts: 192
Location: Toronto Ontario Canada
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:52 am linkquote
Wasn't me...
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:12 am

Hooked
GTS250ie "Mechanical Squirrel", MP3 500 Touring "the Donkey", '66 Honda Benly, Suzuki 250 cafe "Mouse", Jawa 350TS
Joined: 01 Jul 2011
Posts: 485
Location: Burlington ONT... Directly above the center of the earth.
 
Hooked
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Posts: 485
Location: Burlington ONT... Directly above the center of the earth.
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:12 am linkquote
Wasn’t me either...

There have been instances of Trump supporters sneaking across the boarder in the night to buy warm clothing and worth while beer and some of them have been known to cause trouble.

They can usually be spotted easily, just look for beat up Yamaha Rivas wearing Vespa logos.
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:15 am

Petty Tyrant
GTS250 GTS300 MP3 500
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 31030
Location: Bay Area, California
 
Petty Tyrant
GTS250 GTS300 MP3 500
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Posts: 31030
Location: Bay Area, California
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:15 am linkquote
Update: I've had to add a few more that appear to be from the same source:
deny from 198.144.159.81
deny from 198.144.149.253
deny from 199.167.138.22
It's actually fairly rare that we ban an IP address in this way, at the httpd / Apache server level. Most of the IP restrictions are done in the forum software, and are time-limited. Fourteen days is the typical IP restriction time.

This one is permanent.
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:19 pm

Hooked
Genuine Buddy 125, Piaggio BV 250
Joined: 29 Apr 2021
Posts: 139
Location: NE CT
 
Hooked
Genuine Buddy 125, Piaggio BV 250
Joined: 29 Apr 2021
Posts: 139
Location: NE CT
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:19 pm linkquote
SteveMster wrote:
Canadians ARE nice, and with technology today fraudsters can route their bots through networks worldwide with impunity and lead you to believe something that is not. I get BS from IP addresses that appear to originate from California all the time, as well as Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, etc.... the list goes on.
Agreed. My money is on IP spoofing.
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:21 pm

Hooked
Joined: 14 May 2009
Posts: 215
Location: CANADA
 
Hooked
Joined: 14 May 2009
Posts: 215
Location: CANADA
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:21 pm linkquote
jess wrote:
Update: I've had to add a few more that appear to be from the same source:
deny from 198.144.159.81
deny from 198.144.149.253
deny from 199.167.138.22
It's actually fairly rare that we ban an IP address in this way, at the httpd / Apache server level. Most of the IP restrictions are done in the forum software, and are time-limited. Fourteen days is the typical IP restriction time.

This one is permanent.
All from ISP Yesup Ecommerce Solutions in North York (Toronto area).
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:22 pm

Petty Tyrant
GTS250 GTS300 MP3 500
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 31030
Location: Bay Area, California
 
Petty Tyrant
GTS250 GTS300 MP3 500
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Posts: 31030
Location: Bay Area, California
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:22 pm linkquote
Yeah, not spoofed. These guys are notorious. Actual bad people.
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:53 pm

Ossessionato
2020 MP3 Sport 500 HPE ABS ASR
Joined: 25 Aug 2007
Posts: 4203
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Ángeles sobre el Río Porciúncula
 
Ossessionato
2020 MP3 Sport 500 HPE ABS ASR
Joined: 25 Aug 2007
Posts: 4203
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Ángeles sobre el Río Porciúncula
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:53 pm linkquote
I have a good friend who lives in Toronto.

He rides a Harley.

Just sayin'...
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:24 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2020 Honda NC750DCT ABS
Joined: 06 Feb 2006
Posts: 6775
Location: Maple Grove, MN
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2020 Honda NC750DCT ABS
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Posts: 6775
Location: Maple Grove, MN
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:24 pm linkquote
You can't trust Canada; they're up there looking down at us all the time!

And all the migrants lined up at the boarder! We need a wall, I tell you!
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:51 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190, Primavera
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 7126
Location: New Zealand
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190, Primavera
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 7126
Location: New Zealand
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:51 pm linkquote
lomunchi wrote:
You can't trust Canada; they're up there looking down at us all the time!
Oh, thats not just Canada.

Obviously someone in Toronto with IT skills and a Russian connection. Maybe rides a Russian PT(hree)W?
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:16 pm

Hooked
GILERA FUOCO II & GTS 300 SUPER
Joined: 06 Aug 2011
Posts: 352
Location: PORTLAND
 
Hooked
GILERA FUOCO II & GTS 300 SUPER
Joined: 06 Aug 2011
Posts: 352
Location: PORTLAND
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:16 pm linkquote
Well this kind of activity isn't going to help get those borders open quicker that's for sure!
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:46 am

Addicted
2015 Vespa GTS300 Super
Joined: 26 Sep 2017
Posts: 560
Location: Connecticut
 
Addicted
2015 Vespa GTS300 Super
Joined: 26 Sep 2017
Posts: 560
Location: Connecticut
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:46 am linkquote
jess wrote:
But, Canada?!? I thought they were nice
I knew it was just an act... Nobody’s that nice!
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:55 am

Hooked
GTS250ie "Mechanical Squirrel", MP3 500 Touring "the Donkey", '66 Honda Benly, Suzuki 250 cafe "Mouse", Jawa 350TS
Joined: 01 Jul 2011
Posts: 485
Location: Burlington ONT... Directly above the center of the earth.
 
Hooked
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Joined: 01 Jul 2011
Posts: 485
Location: Burlington ONT... Directly above the center of the earth.
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:55 am linkquote
theschuman wrote:
I knew it was just an act... Nobody’s that nice!
No.. really... we are. Its pretty sickening really. Just once I’d like to drop a door in someones face and laugh at them but its not in our genes. We just politely hold the door open and make apologies for everything.

It does however nicely hide the fact that we are quietly taking over the world’s supply of poutine and backbacon.
Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:12 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2021 Vespa GTS300 HPE Racing 60's, 2019 BMW K1600GT Sport, 2019 Ural Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 8203
Location: Toronto
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2021 Vespa GTS300 HPE Racing 60's, 2019 BMW K1600GT Sport, 2019 Ural Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 8203
Location: Toronto
Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:12 am linkquote
Fritz Katzenjammer wrote:
No.. really... we are. Its pretty sickening really. Just once I’d like to drop a door in someones face and laugh at them but its not in our genes. We just politely hold the door open and make apologies for everything.

It does however nicely hide the fact that we are quietly taking over the world’s supply of poutine and backbacon.
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Seeing as how Toronto has over 6 million people odds are there will be some bad seeds. Also a good portion of our population is first or second generation and Canadian politeness can take a generation to become ingrained. Toronto may very well be the most diverse city in the world when it comes to race, colour and religion. You do not need to get very far out of the city to notice how different the rest of the province can be. We stay at 3 different cottages every summer and the lack of diversity is stunning. When you go to a "Chinese" restaurant and the hostess is white plus burgers and poutine are on the menu you know you have left the city...

Like Fritz said , yes we really are that polite. We do say sorry for everything and holding the door open for someone is hardwired as is pushing a stuck car out of the snow etc. Toronto is a little different than the rest of the country which is good in some ways and not so great in others.

North York used to be a city but was swallowed up during the amalgamation. I live in actual downtown (King W neighbourhood) which is really not that large. I believe a lot of other large cities around the world have gone through amalgamation. OK enough of that.

Oh poutine.. I grew up in Montreal in the 70's and Quebec was about the only place to get it. When we had an out of province hockey game/road trip we always stopped the team bus coming back at a Harvey's just on the Quebec side as it had poutine. Since then it has taken the world by storm and you can get it anywhere in Ontario. A simple fries , curd cheese and gravy dish is our secret weapon. Oh and you can keep Justin Bieber thank you very much.
Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:21 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 9924
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 9924
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:21 am linkquote
lomunchi wrote:
And all the migrants lined up at the boarder!
I see what you did there!
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:16 am

Hooked
Genuine Buddy 125, Piaggio BV 250
Joined: 29 Apr 2021
Posts: 139
Location: NE CT
 
Hooked
Genuine Buddy 125, Piaggio BV 250
Joined: 29 Apr 2021
Posts: 139
Location: NE CT
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:16 am linkquote
jess wrote:
Yeah, not spoofed. These guys are notorious. Actual bad people.
Looks like I lost my bet
Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:49 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
'07 LX150 (Sold), '17 GTS300, '16 BV350, '15 EN650, '09 FXDF
Joined: 26 Jul 2017
Posts: 5591
Location: Home of the Alamo
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Joined: 26 Jul 2017
Posts: 5591
Location: Home of the Alamo
Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:49 pm linkquote
I haven't been to Canada in almost 17 years.

To the best of my knowledge, it wasn't me.

I think.
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