A malicious IP list is a collection of internet IP addresses that are associated with malware, botnets, or other cybercriminal activity. This information is often used to identify and block these threats. It is also a great way to learn about the latest threats that are affecting your site or network, as well as how to detect and avoid them.
Using IP Reputation to Prevent Malware, Spam, and DDoS Attacks
When a website is attacked by an attacker, it will usually send out many requests to the internet. These requests can be for a variety of purposes, such as stealing credentials, or even sending spam. These unwanted requests can take a toll on your network performance and impact user experience. You can prevent these attacks by setting up an IP reputation rule that will filter out these types of traffic from your web application firewall.
You can also use IP reputation to identify the source of a DDoS or DoS attack. This helps you to prevent your network from being overwhelmed by a massive attack and can help prevent the spread of infection. This is especially helpful for networks that are connected to the Internet via a proxy server, such as VPN providers.
This feature can be configured in Nebula Control Center. Once enabled, the device will check for suspicious IP addresses that are coming to the network, and automatically respond to them with an alert or blocking the connection.
These malicious IPs are commonly a result of a hacked computer or network. When a hacker has access to your device, they can try to use it to gain access to your data and install malware on it. This can be done by gaining access to your device’s ports or by connecting to it through a VPN.
In addition to this, a hacker can even download illegal content from your system. This could breach your ISP’s terms of service and expose you to potential legal problems.
To help protect your website from this type of attack, you can use the Cloudflare malicious IP database to keep track of these IPs and their activity on the internet. This database is updated regularly and contains information on IPs that have been known to distribute malware, provide services that are used by cybercriminals, or engage in other cyber crime activities.
These lists are created using real-time data from the Cloudflare Network and a global threat intelligence community that monitors the web. This allows us to detect suspicious activities and categorize them into a threat intelligence feed, which we then turn into an IP reputation list that you can use in your web application firewall.
Using IP Reputation in the Cloudflare network can help you block a large number of malicious and unwanted requests that are coming to your web application firewall. This can improve your overall network performance by preventing unnecessary requests from being processed, and help prevent the spread of infections that are spreading through your web application.