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JoeF

That explains the number of ssh login attempts

Yesterday, I noticed an unusually high number of ssh login attempts. This explains it.

And for the root access, what some commenters seem to miss is that it is much easier to do a brute force root login attack from a local account. A properly configured ssh doesn't allow remote root login.

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