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Bing is finding hidden folders on server

Discussion in 'Bing Ads' started by Jaack_Dawson, Oct 1, 2012.

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    Hi,

    We have a hidden folder on our server, using a long and unguessable name. Bing has found this folder twice now and every time we change it, it re-finds it. The Bing bot is shown in the web server logs.
    SEMrush
    This folder is not in any file, not in a htaccess or in a sitemap, or anywhere. We have scanned the server for the string. It does not exist.

    How can Bing find this folder? Is it possible that a process on the local PC is reporting URLs back to Bing? This seems the only way, and if so would be a serious prvacy breach.

    Anyone got any comments?
     
    Jaack_Dawson, Oct 1, 2012 IP
    SEMrush
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    seoexperttools Greenhorn

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    Why don't you just put the path URL in your robots.txt?

    Bing bot should obey the rules.
     
    seoexperttools, Oct 1, 2012 IP
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    Jaack_Dawson Member

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    ok..fine.i will give a try and let you know.i think they had improved version of system.
     
    Jaack_Dawson, Oct 1, 2012 IP
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    If you don't want hackers to find it, kill it in the .htaccess
     
    ckweb, Oct 18, 2012 IP