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DDoS attacks
« on: April 09, 2013, 10:23 PM »
When I logged into a website today, I got the message:

Checking your browser before accessing www.***.com.
DDoS protection by CloudFlare

on my screen.  I thought I would pass this along as I was told dpgroup recently experienced a DDoS attack, similar to what we just experienced (here at PTS).

I clicked on CloudFlare and got this website:
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

As I heard Mr. Admin single-handedly fixed the problem, I know we're already in good hands but I thought you might want a 'helping hand' so poor Mr. Admin doesn't have to work for 24 hours straight, next time! :laugh: (But hopefully there won't be a next time.)

Good job, Mr. Admin {Graphic deleted due to possible malware attachment}
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« Last Edit: December 22, 2016, 07:04 AM by mayabelle »
 

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Re: DDoS attacks
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013, 12:28 AM »
That's a good idea, but wouldn't that mean that they'd get access to all data ?
 

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Re: DDoS attacks
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2013, 02:39 AM »
Yep they would get access to absolutely everything on this site.  All the forums, all the personal data, all our uploads of pictures and fanfiction and the like.   Personally, I don't want my personal data on another site if this is the one I granted it too.  I know my sister agreed to post her sample here and wouldn't want it on another site.  Her publishers agreed to here only.

It would also keep ghost copies of what has been posted which means if someone who is new posts a copyrighted book which isn't allowed and we remove it, it will still exist on there as being posted here. That would be a real mess even tho we removed it as soon as we found it. 
« Last Edit: April 10, 2013, 02:43 AM by philo »
 

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Re: DDoS attacks
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013, 07:20 AM »
I gathered CloudFlare is checking us (our browsers) who are trying to access the website, not the website itself, based on the complete message I see:

Checking your browser before accessing www.***.com.
This process is automatic. Your browser will redirect to your requested content shortly.
Please allow up to 5 seconds...

DDoS protection by CloudFlare



But as I'll be the first to admit I'm not an expert in this area, I just wanted to pass on what I've seen other websites doing and I figured Mr. Admin would know whether this is something that could be useful to PTS or possibly not.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2016, 07:00 AM by mayabelle »
 

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Re: DDoS attacks
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2013, 07:32 AM »
Even with cloudflare, which they have been using for a while, they were still down Sunday, and actually LONGER then we were. So I dont see how that would help.
 

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Re: DDoS attacks
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2013, 09:19 PM »
Good to know. :)  Like I said, we're definitely in good hands with Mr. Admin! :PDT_Armataz_01_37:
 

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