May 10, 2012 6:01 AM Subscribe
Does including a "welcome to my website" statement on your homepage invite or legitimize hackers?
posted by jeoc to Computers & Internet (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Several people in the IT department at my organization have said that we cannot put "welcome" on any of our (internal or external) webpages because that invites "hackers" and makes it okay for them to alter the site.
This sounds completely nuts to me, and I'm having a hard time googling it. Is this a thing? Where could this idea be coming from?