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Brute Force Attack

NovaJay
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Brute Force Attack

I get anywhere between 20-30 notifications each day saying Neatgear stopped a Brute Force Attack on a laptop connected to my network. How can i find out if these are legit and where they originate from?

 

Also the laptop is locked, is the attack trying to unlock it?

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FURRYe38
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Re: Brute Force Attack

What NG router system do you have? Model?

From what app are you seeing these notifications? 


@NovaJay wrote:

I get anywhere between 20-30 notifications each day saying Neatgear stopped a Brute Force Attack on a laptop connected to my network. How can i find out if these are legit and where they originate from?

 

Also the laptop is locked, is the attack trying to unlock it?


 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM1200 Modem |  Wifi Router Orbi RBK752 (Router Mode), Wired Backhaul and R8500 | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700

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NovaJay
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Re: Brute Force Attack

Orbi 50, the app is the iOS Orbi app.

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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CrimpOn
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Re: Brute Force Attack

Is Bitdefender Armor activated on this Orbi?  If so, that is where the notices are coming from.

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NovaJay
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yes it is, but why would I get that many notifications per day? is it truly an outside attempt to get into my laptop? its at home not a business.

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CrimpOn
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@NovaJay wrote:

yes it is, but why would I get that many notifications per day? is it truly an outside attempt to get into my laptop? its at home not a business.


It could be a totally bogus report, or there could be some device on the local network that is trying to connect to the laptop for some valid reason.  (Once I saw "Free Trial", which implies, "after that you pay", I have never activated Armor.  So, I have no experience.)

 

You might try posting the question in the Armor community forum:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/NETGEAR-Armor/bd-p/en-home-armor 

 

And, it might be wroth exploring the Armor "Portal" (whatever the heck that is):

https://kb.netgear.com/000059462/How-do-I-launch-the-NETGEAR-Armor-portal-through-the-router-web-int... 

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