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CreatorBN
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DDoS protection

So I recently found about this called “DDoS” which is an attack-type that affects sites.
What it does is that it takes advantage of the specific capacity limits that apply to any network resources – such as the infrastructure that enables a company's website. These attacks are also illegal and can have up to a $500,000,000 fine.

I'm kinda worried, so does scratch have any DDoS protection? And if not, can Scratch have DDoS protection?

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Jeffalo
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DDoS protection

im sure scratch has measures to protect itself from ddos attacks, you should note that ddos attacks aren't very sophisticated. you just take a ton of data and then throw it at a server from different places.

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Lunarmoon-
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DDoS protection

I think scratch did get a DDOS attack today.
Paddle2See
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DDoS protection

Lunarmoon- wrote:

I think scratch did get a DDOS attack today.
Not that I'm aware of. There were some issues with the filtering system but they weren't related to any kind of DOS.

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ScolderCreations
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DDoS protection

Paddle2See wrote:

Lunarmoon- wrote:

I think scratch did get a DDOS attack today.
Not that I'm aware of. There were some issues with the filtering system but they weren't related to any kind of DOS.
I've seen another theory that the filter was temporarily deleted. Would that be closer to accurate? It would definitely explain what happened.

enchanting--
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DDoS protection

ScolderCreations wrote:

Paddle2See wrote:

Lunarmoon- wrote:

I think scratch did get a DDOS attack today.
Not that I'm aware of. There were some issues with the filtering system but they weren't related to any kind of DOS.
I've seen another theory that the filter was temporarily deleted. Would that be closer to accurate? It would definitely explain what happened.
If the filter was deleted, wouldn't everything be uncensored? i was in a studio, and some people claimed they were testing the filterbot to see what it did and did not filter, and there some things that still got them muted, so some part of the filter had to be working

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ScolderCreations
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DDoS protection

The evidence that the filter was deleted was that if you went to the filters admin panel, while it would normally just show you the login page, instead gave an error. This is not supposed to happen, and implies the filter software stopped working. There might be another filter in place other than the main one, just for backup.

Chiroyce
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DDoS protection

AFAIK Scratch Team uses Fastly that does come with a decent amount of DDoS protections (i'm not an expert on this but iirc there are different levels of DDoS and Fastly does take care of some of them) and I'm pretty sure that the Scratch Team can purchase additional protections if they require it. Companies like Fastly and CloudFlare seem to do a really good job of preventing DDoS attacks from actually denying service.







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RED-001
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DDoS protection

Does the Scratch Team use their own filter or some kind of service? Where is the filters source/URL thing?

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