Monday, August 12, 2013

How to block hackers from scanning your website using htaccess file

You can use mod_rewrite to block hackers from scanning your site with various security scanners like sqlmap, Openvas .... tools. Paste this code below in your .htaccess file and you shouldn't be scanned by anyone. Will update this as i find out about more scanners.


RewriteEngine On 

RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^w3af.sourceforge.net [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} dirbuster [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} nikto [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} SF [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} sqlmap [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} fimap [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} nessus [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} whatweb [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} Openvas [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} jbrofuzz [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} libwhisker [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} webshag [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP:Acunetix-Product} ^WVS
RewriteRule ^.* http://127.0.0.1/ [R=301,L]


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