I'm In My Prime
- Jan 28, 2010
What is the point of keeping any site you are admin of a secret?
Not really Aimed I thought it was a legitimate response you made and I was looking for more input from others.If that's aimed at me it's because the services I provide are all in the same niche.
There are lots of private, organization-internal forums/sites. An admin might not want to broadcast information about one of those, so that random members of the public-at-large don't try to access (or DDOS) them.
DDoS attacks are surprisingly rare.There are lots of private, organization-internal forums/sites. An admin might not want to broadcast information about one of those, so that random members of the public-at-large don't try to access (or DDOS) them.
I wish they were rare. My niche is notorious for it and I've been dealing with it ever since my site got a name for itself back in 2006. Cloudflare and Sucuri have been godsends over the last couple of years. I was seeing 3x/day attacks back in July, refined our firewall rules in cf and they were halted. We now see large enough ones about once a week where it creates a huge blip on our cf stats but it hasn't taken our site down since the beginning-mid July.DDoS attacks are surprisingly rare.
It only happens if you're caught on the same server as someone else, you're doing something sketchy (hacking sites love DDoSing each other), people hate you for whatever reason, they're trying to silence someone (a journalist's site got DDoSed for exposing the identity of a criminal), or someone is just trying to knock competing sites (Mirai was used to take down competing Minecraft servers).
I've tried keeping my site a secret on admin sites like this for the sheer fact that some users would go to great lengths to find as much about you as they can. I've written guides about making money on websites and even divulged how much I was making at that time. Those things are things I would rather my users not know but I'm fine sharing it in places like TAZ to help motivate users and letting them know it is possible to make decent money with forums (or...at least it once was, I'd imagine it is MUCH harder now days tbh).
Fairly common if your contract agreement involves a NDA (non-disclosure agreement) so the only time I'd be revealing specifics is if it's ok'd by the client or the client reveals publicly such info. With NDA in place, working for clients within same field isn't really a problem for me