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  • Resolved fallback2

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    I’ve noticed this site a couple times recently in my statcounter results. I never heard of it before, but it can tell you everything about your website bits and pieces.

    Is this mostly used by hackers? Are they looking for weak spots? Of course, there’s no hint of that on the site itself.

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  • Moderator Steven Stern (sterndata)

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    No, they don’t. Bots are just out there, hammering on web sites and making lists of what they find, then passing them on to other bots that, for example, probe for various vulnerabilities. They pass those on to other bots that hack (or try to hack).

    It’s all automated, mindless, stuff.

    Thread Starter fallback2

    (@fallback2)

    Thanks, Steve.
    But from what you are saying, this website is what they use to get that checklist, then.
    Ugh, hate to think of people always looking to hurt others.

    Moderator Steven Stern (sterndata)

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    No, that’s not what I said at all.

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