Watcher Geo-Blocking & -Tracking is coming ...
(planned as revision 1.4; currently testing)
We live in days of cyber-wars ... not just since Russia assaulted the Ukraine.
Since 2015 the attacking of servers on the Internet is exploding. The amount of reported attacks found its sad peaks between 2017 to 2019 with growths of over 300% per year and continues since with a growth of about 30-50% every year.
(Source: AbuseIP, Statistics; APR-2023; https://www.abuseipdb.com/statistics)
Looking onto the most aggressive initiators of server attacks shows a typical ranking:
|Rank||Country|| Reported attacks (Last 7 days start of APR-2023)
|-||all others||far below 100.000|
I am myself located in Germany and experience about 60% of all attacks & SPAM flooding is coming from China & Russia,
So I thought it is a good idea to block access to my servers 'by geolocation' in order to get permanently rid off these 60% of attacks from all my services.
For a more detailed preview of revision 1.4 (Watcher with GEO blocking & tracking) see here ...