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Understanding .htaccess Malware


Published on 11/23/2021 – Last Updated on 11/23/2021 by OTC

The .htaccess file is notorious for being targeted by attackers. Whether itโ€™s using the file to hide malware, redirect search engines to other sites with blackhat SEO tactics, hide backdoors, inject content, modify php.ini values; the possibilities are endless.

Many site owners are unaware of this file, due to it starting with a โ€œ.โ€ making it a hidden file. .htaccess malware can be hard to pinpoint and clean on a server since it allows you to make multiple changes to the web server and its behavior.

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