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Those of us with firewalls have noticed something as of late.
19 Oct 2004
Since the seizure of the Indy Servers, intrusion attempts are way up.
Since the seizure of the Indy servers, my firewall has been alerting me to intrusion attempts at a rate of several an hour. Usually this happens only about once per day, so the increase is very noticible. I've seen many others posting similar comments on IndyMedia indicating that their firewalls are detecting an increase in intrusion attempts as well. Many of these attacks seem to follow visits to NYC IndyMedia, LA IndyMedia and San Diego IndyMedia.

Due to the high frequency of attacks, as of late, I decided to dump my ISP and join another ISP. The attacks went down to zero. I don't believe it has anything to do with the ISP per se, but everything to do with who is using the ISP (me, for example). If you are experiencing the same, I suggest picking some other randomly chosen ISP and dumping your old ISP. If someone is tracking you at the ISP level, this may interrupt them for a while. If it starts up again in a couple of months, dump your ISP once again and pick another. This may make life for the FBI more difficult as well as they may have to reprogram their suit of Carnivores more frequently.

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Re: Those of us with firewalls have noticed something as of late.
19 Oct 2004
1984....1984....Shame...Shame on those who are the watchdogs of an inhumane and barbaric system!
Re: Those of us with firewalls have noticed something as of late.
19 Oct 2004
Another note, it is not a good idea to discuss what is happening online when an indymedia site does not work for you. Especially if it is coming up with something weird. There is speculation that this is an attempt to find your ISP through some sort of triangulation. I.E. if your getting this message you must be at this ISP, that message at that ISP and so on. So, to be safe, don't dicuss what you see on your screen when an Indymedia site goes down online or elsewhere.