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The One Valuable Thing All Websites Have: Reputation (and Why It Is So Attractive to Hackers)

Here’s something I hear quite a bit when talking about security things: Our site isn’t a target, it doesn’t have anything valuable on it This is usually the retort that comes back in defence of some pretty shady practices and in the mind of the defendant, it’s a perfectly reasonable position. They don’t collect any credentials, they don’t have any payment info and in many cases, the site is simply a static representation of content that rarely changes. So what upside is there for an attacker? Reputation. More specifically, a non-negative reputation......

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