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michael_s
07-05-2011, 10:01 PM
Whats New?
- Fixed the test cookie function. It now bans correctly if an expired cookie is returned.

A note about this cookie function. If activating this function causes session errors to appear on your site then disable it.

Its purpose is to catch bots often used to havest information from websites that will later be used to exploit those sites.

Although most reputable search spiders are programmed in a way that emulated a web browser so therefore will not return an expired cookie as a proper web browser should act, it is still possible to catch some legitimate web spider servers in this net.

No legitimate site visitors will be banned though since all web browsers with cookies activated are set to not return an expired cookie.

Update Instructions: copy the osc_sec.php file to your includes directory and overwrite the current file. No need to update the settings file osc.php

Install instructions: see the readme.htm

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