Last Saturday my site received an unusually high volume of brute force attacks. Yep, those darn teens from Western Europe or smart scripts from academic towns in Siberia, trying tirelessly to break into my site authentication.
Now, I'm thrilled with this development. That means I'm finally getting out of obscurity. Yey!
I spend an entire day restarting my server and applying solutions that would deflect those attacks. It seems to be under control. I am not going to disclose here my defense strategy but I would like to probe and see what others have done to defend their properties.