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Post by Boost » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:14 pm

I am novice/mediocre when it comes to internet and pc stuff. I think one of my enemies may get a hacker to crash my favorite website. How can I find out about this and protect myself?

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Post by skunkjar » Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:43 pm

I wouldn't worry too much about it. Unless you are serving the site on your computer you shouldn't worry too much.

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Post by Boost » Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:24 pm

Thanks. That's what I thought. Even if you are or know a "really good hacker", you can't just go hurt a site someone is paying for. Ok

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Post by Occam » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:13 pm

No boost, you have it backwards.

It is more than possible for them to harm the site.

It is not at all possible for you to do anything. You don't own the site. You don't host the site. You just look at it.

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Post by skunkjar » Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:17 pm

That is true, but I doubt anyone will be so pissed at you they launch a DoS attack on a site you frequent. Even if they do, the host probably has security measures in place to prevent this sort of thing.

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Post by Boost » Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:30 pm

That's what I'm thinking the hosts have security measures against any loonies that may hate the site itself and / or users.

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Post by Occam » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:11 am

There is no such thing as bullet proof security.

This is my job. I'll keep it short.

Not too long ago several of the root DNS servers were shut down.

The root DNS servers have more redundancy than all but a handful of sites.

Including here.

Truth is, if they are determined enough, that's really it.

That sounds bleak, but the truth is, they probably don't care enough to actually do anything.

Also - I've not heard of a recent DoS attack at all. Computers are too large, connections are too large. It's all about the DDoS now.

You are worrying yourself unnecessarily. I doubt you are so important people would risk jail time to merely annoy you.

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