SOLVED Completely disable entire site?

NetsSource

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Hi

One of our customers had a site, that had some malicious code. He disabled the site (let's say)
example.com

If you visit that domain, it is disabled. However, there is a link still enabled (let's say)

example.com/files/this_directory/that_directory/nasty_code.html

Is this possible or is the link still cached in my browser?


Thanks
 

Jcats

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Depends how it was disabled, did he put 'deny from all' in .htaccess?

Could still be overwritten if there is another .htaccess allowing access to 'nasty_code.html'

But yes it could be cached in browser, just open up your browser in incognito mode and test it.
 

ffeingol

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We do similar by blocking it via .htaccess

Code:
Order deny,allow
Deny from all
Allow from ##.##.##.##
That way the site owner can still access email and you can allow them access via the "allow from" so then can run updates etc. As @Jcats said, it's not foolproof as the .htaccess file can easily be overwritten.