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does cpanel require a cgi-bin folder access?

Discussion in 'Security' started by mik3ca2, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. mik3ca2

    mik3ca2 Registered

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    Recently I received a lot of hacking attempts and the files the hackers requested begin with /cgi-bin. Does cpanel or whm interface itself require the availability of the cgi-bin path to function or am I safe to assume requests from /cgi-bin only come from hackers?
     
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    cPanel itself does as a lot of redirects use cgi, default pages, etc, but the cgi-bin folder in the cPanel user account itself, example, /home/user/public_html/cgi-bin is not necessary unless using cgi specific scripts.
     
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