This month we have a new list that should not be considered harmful, but can help cybersecurity analysts and SecOps to find out if an IP can be malicious. The IPCATV4-DC is a list of IP address (IPv4 only at this moment) that corresponds to datacenters, co-location centers, shared and virtual web hosting providers. In other words, IP addresses that end web consumers should not be using.
A connection made from any of these IP addresses can happen not very often and it could mean that the connection is not made by a human but a computer hosted in a data center. Hence, it could point to a potential abuser.
This blacklist updates every day and has an average of 88.000.000 IP addresses.
How to enable these new lists
If you are new to Apility.io and you have not signed up yet (it’s free!), then you don’t need to do anything since these lists are enabled by default with all new accounts. If you already have an Apility.io account, then you have to log into the Dashboard, go to Blacklists to enable and disable the lists individually.
As an example in the animated GIF above we are enabling Freemail blacklists. You should do the same with your favorite lists in the IP addresses tab.