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  • Twig



    This is a really great plugin – probably the best one-click backup tool I’ve found. I noticed one security thing though: by default, any backups you create can be directly downloaded by ANYONE if they happen to know the URL.

    For example, you may do a backup of, and the file could be:

    Obviously, it’s unlikely someone would guess this, but if they did – they can download your entire site!

    I usually drop a quick .htaccess file into the /administrator/ folder to prevent direct access:

    # Prevent direct browsing
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule .* - [F]

    Maybe you could include such a thing in the automated install process so that other people get this protection automatically?

    Just an idea for a small improvement to a great plugin.

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