I'm someone who's recently been interested in cybersecurity. I learned that most webpages have a text file called robots.txt (like example.com/robots.txt) that holds webpages that are public but are not allowed to show up in search engines, like google.
I don't try hacking these websites, but I like practicing what I learned and going to robots.txt, and once in a while I'll actually come to the admin page (like example.com/admin.php) However, if I were a hacker, this would be something that I could use to hack in... except that I don't try. I don't even put in anything in the password space. I just exit.
I want to know... is this illegal, even though it's technically exposed to the public? I know they can see my IP address and I'd like to not be on a watchlist. Thanks!