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Thread: .htaccess history and reliability

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    .htaccess history and reliability

    I was just wondering what the track record is like for using .htaccess and .htpasswd to protect folders and subdirectories. I am not an Apache prodigy so I figured I'd ask the community.

    Is it considered a good layer of protection when it comes to protecting documents?

    What common mistakes exist when setting up these files? Other than weak passwords of course...


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    King Tutorial-ankhamun
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    Well, unless you are using SSL also the passwords can still be sniffed with Dsniff or Ettercap. Normal HTTP authentication just uses base64 encoding, which is reversible.

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