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  • The last section of .htaccess rules generated by BWPS has a rule that should block access to Git files, but it’s not working for me. I can open or in my browser and see the contents of the files.

    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^.*(bash|git|hg|log|svn|swp|cvs) [NC,OR]

    I tried the updated rule from trunk, and it doesn’t block them either.

    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^.*\.(bash|git|hg|log|svn|swp|cvs) [NC,OR]

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  • You can block all hidden files like so:

    RewriteRule ^\..+$ - [F]


    RewriteRule ^\. - [F]

    NOTE: By hidden files I mean all files that begin with a literal period.

    I know, I’ve got an extra rule setup to block Git files, but I wanted to let BWPS’s developer know that there’s a bug so he can fix it. A lot of people will assume that Git/SVN/logs/etc are being blocked because BWPS claims to be doing it, and so they won’t setup their own rules and they’ll be vulnerable.

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