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Just in time Access for Virtual Machines in Azure

The issue with sometimes having a virtual machine on Microsoft Azure is that if it is publicly accessible that the IP is uses is on a known IP range (Microsoft publishes the IP ranges here – –> https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41653 which will make those IP addresses quite popular by hackers using different brute force mechanisms. (Having a VM available on Azure for 5 hours, I got about 1500 authentication attempts) So therefore it is always recommended to lock down your virtual machines using network security groups and only give access when needed.

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