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We have 2 NT4 servers with public IP addresses and no firewall.
Someone is trying to crack accounts on these servers. We can see lots of failure messages in the security event logs. They are always from a different domain, different username, different password but with the same logon type = 3 (Network) and logon process = KSecDD (Security Device Driver). What does it mean ? How could we stop these cracking attempts ?

We plan to install a firewall but we would like to find a solution before it.
TIA for any information.
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Hi Ide,

becareful, not to share some folder on your server with full access if your server published to internet.

Before you setting your firewall
I suggest you install the latest service pack for your NT Server from MS site.

hope this helps.

  danny
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Hi

What about your server? Domain controler or stand-alone?

Regarding your errors, they might be domain controler, because , as i know, logon type 2 and Logon process = User32 are for local security authentification, but the process KsecDD and the Logon type 3 are used for domain authentification.

So, actually, in my opinion, the cracker is stoped by the normal logon athentification.

Sorry not able to help you more for the moment.

Regard's
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by:vbadier
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Sorry, What you could do is enable network monitoring and store trame. Then when reviewing the trame, you could know more about who is attempting to go in (like his IP adress). Then you can lock this particular ip adress.

Hope this help.
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Sorry, What you could do is enable network monitoring and store trame. Then when reviewing the trame, you could know more about who is attempting to go in (like his IP adress). Then you can lock this particular ip adress.

Hope this help.
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by:lde
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Thank you all.
It looks like we had forgotten shared folders on the servers. The cracker used a software to try logins on these shared folders.
Now, we have unshared and it's over.
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Thanks to setiawan.
We had forgotten shared folders.
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You're welcome
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