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« on: Mar 31, 2012, 07:31:52 pm »

Hello!

I was having a discussion with a friend recently about directory browsing.

He said that if you don't add an index page in each folder on your website you can be hacked.

So I had a search around Google and couldn't come up with any solid proof that this is true.

So basically my question is: Is it possible to be hacked via directory browsing? And if so, would putting an index page in each folder prevent it from happening?


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« Reply #1 on: Apr 02, 2012, 01:56:25 pm »

Directory browsing can help a hacker, as he/she can find out what scripts you have installed in your server and from there find weaknesses.

Instead of using an index page everywhere, you can disable directory browsing from your server's configuration.

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« Reply #2 on: Apr 04, 2012, 04:05:34 pm »

OK, thanks for the heads up.

And yes I found a different way to stop directory browsing using cPanels 'Index Manager'

Just select the folder you don't want people to browse and it's done, very simple.
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« Reply #3 on: Apr 06, 2012, 02:38:19 pm »

Good to know that Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: Jun 21, 2012, 08:10:22 am »

Yup this is not secured
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« Reply #5 on: Sep 27, 2012, 01:49:41 pm »

iTunes, Yahoo!, Podcast Alley, Podcast Pickle, Odeo, and iPodder.org surely account 99% of the traffic that ever comes to anyone from directory browsing.
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« Reply #6 on: Feb 28, 2013, 01:50:48 am »

The easiest way to disable directory browsing is to add a line to your site?s .htaccess file.


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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2013, 08:07:28 am »

In place of utilizing a file page all around you can impair registry scanning from your server's design. The simplest route to handicap catalog scanning is to add a line to your site...
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« Reply #8 on: Jun 14, 2013, 07:28:34 am »

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