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Chulamin

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Dec 10, 2021
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Hi,
I have been monitoring the traffic on my local network. There really should be no incoming traffic other than from me to connect to RDP (yes, I changed the port number both external and internal and I am the only user) I was wondering if anyone is familiar with ripe.net or recyber.net and why they even exist. ripe.net describes itself as a global internet tracking/report service that provides "free" access to anyone for non-commercial services. Any feedback would be appreciated.
 
RIPE, short for Réseaux IP européens (French for European IP Networks), is the Regional Internet Registry for Europe. They’re the ones responsible for allocation IPv4, IPv6 and AS Numbers for all of Europe and Central Asia.
They even have a Wikipedia page that explains what they do :) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RIPE_NCC

If I recall correctly, they have a project that scans the Internet for IPv4 usage (basically, to see how much of the IPv4 space is really used).

I have never heard of ReCyber.
 
As @Steve has discussed before on Security Now, you should NOT (as in NEVER) allow RDP from outside your network to inside. It's just not secure. You need to put it inside a VPN. Changing the port number gains you exactly nothing--security by obscurity is no security at all.
 
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