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Security to prevent hacks & injection

Thread began 7/15/2010 11:51 am by mustang_sally_85344510 | Last modified 7/16/2010 1:45 pm by Dani Chankhour | 672 views | 1 replies |


Security to prevent hacks & injection

I recently had a site hacked via the _notes folder that DW creates.
Is it really necessary to upload these folders?

Also, I am looking at other ways IN ADDITION to security assist to protect sites I build from injection etc.
Considering a web site built completely with DW and WA supersuite...

Will making the following php.ini change adversely effect performance?

allow_url_fopen = Off
display_errors = Off
display_startup_errors = Off
log_errors = On
error_reporting = E_ALL
error_log = /home/yourUserID/public_html/phperr.txt
expose_php = Off
magic_quotes_gpc = On
magic_quotes_sybase = Off
register_globals = Off

Also will the WA DA, SA etc still run properly if .htaccess is applied to all folders ?

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Dani Chankhour

No, you don't need to upload the _notes folder that are created by DW. those folders DW uses when you are working with the site in DW.

DataAssist/SecurityAssist already include code to prevent database injection. As far as the change to the php.ini, I'm not entirely sure how much performance you will gain from making this changes.

In regard to the .htaccess DA and SA should not be effected with an .htaccess file.

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