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This tip was submitted to the searchSecurity Tip Exchange by user Sujeet Bambawale. Let other users know how useful it is by rating the tip below.

When using a password page to protect content held within subfolders on a Web site, always ensure that all the subfolders on the Web site have a front page (index.html or default.html) to act as a restricting front door for people who try to guess and access subfolder(s) directly.


This was first published in May 2001

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