How to Deny Access to Hidden Files and Directories

Hidden files and directories (those whose names start with a dot .) should most, if not all, of the time be secured. For example: .htaccess, .htpasswd, .git, .hg… RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} -d [OR] RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} -f RewriteRule "(^|/)\." - [F] Alternatively, you can just raise a “Not Found” error, giving the attacker no clue: RedirectMatch 404 /\..*$

My Website is Infected!

What is a Malware Infection?Malware, short for malicious software, is created by cybercriminals with the intent of causing harm to a website. It is used to steal sensitive customer information, hold websites for ransom, or even take control of the website itself. In many cases, victims of malware may not realize they’ve been attacked until it’s too ...