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In progress Question about admin section security

Post by Lopsum on May 9th 2017, 4:43 pm

I have an admin section with restricted access , i have had reports from other admin that other guests were viewing the admin section according to the whois widget.
is it possible ?
could it be hack snoopers?
also would a private section be visible to bots/crawlers and could this be the culprit? If so then is there a way to restrict this?
thanks
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In progress Re: Question about admin section security

Post by skouliki on May 9th 2017, 5:09 pm

hello

can you pm me the link to check if i can see your section as a guest
If you don't want bots to see some parts of your forum then make it members only and not open to guests that way the bots cant see it only your members can (if you have added your site to google/bing then you can not stop bots they are automatically checking your forum)
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In progress Re: Question about admin section security

Post by APE on May 9th 2017, 6:01 pm

Hello I can help here.

If you have set a forum to only Admin's / Mods then No one else can see that part of the forum.

Now and then our system will show a Guest on some parts of the forum this is 100% normal This is down to a part of our system running in the background and lagging.

It is really no need to worry about.



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In progress Re: Question about admin section security

Post by Lopsum on May 9th 2017, 6:41 pm

thanks for the help both of you !
Ape , that makes sense and is reassuring thanks!

skouliki , most of the site is open to guests to view only. mod and admin forums are restricted , http://goodf.forumotion.com
i did invite bing/google but those are named in whois , there are other random bots though.
Its ok now though iam satisfied with apes explanation , cheers people!
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In progress Re: Question about admin section security

Post by SLGray on May 9th 2017, 7:03 pm

Even if it shows guests viewing an area not visible to them, all they see is the log in boxes.


When your topic has been solved, ensure you mark the topic solved.
Never post your email in public.

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