[Icecast] Ice cast Hacking

Larry Turnbull larry at acbradio.org
Wed Apr 13 12:45:14 UTC 2016

I would make sure the admin password to your Icecast server is changed to a
complex one that has a mix of upper and lower case letters and numbers.


I would also make sure you have a firewall on your server and have only the
ports you need open.

All other ports should be closed.


I also use a program called fail2ban that will block an ip address after so
many failed login attempts.





From: Icecast [mailto:icecast-bounces at xiph.org] On Behalf Of Hannah Carroll
Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 12:51 PM
To: icecast at xiph.org
Subject: [Icecast] Ice cast Hacking



The station I run using ice cast keeps being targeted by a hacker.

They manage to kill and start our stream at there own will. They have
messaged us through a fake Facebook account telling us that they are hacking
us and that in order for it to stop we need to give them our Wordpress
admin, this was obviously never sent over.


Any suggestions on how to stop and defend these attacks would be highly


Kindest Regards

Hannah Carroll


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