When you are a person that is in the security field, especially network security, there are certain things that you simply must know.
You must know the different layers of a physical network.
You also must know how a packet works and how you can analyze it.
And the most basic piece of information that you should know in network security, is what the definition is of the different HTTP codes.
These codes are going to be shown a lot when you are analyzing a network.
If you do not know these code by heart, then you will spend a lot of time looking in a manual or searching Google for the answer.
One of the errors that an attacker hates to see when they are analyzing a server is the dreaded 403 error.
This error states that a request to the server was legal but you do not have permission to access it.
Of course, we all know what set of words a hacker hates to hear the most – those words are “you are not allowed”.
This serves only to fuel their curiosity and do whatever they can to get inside that part of the server and see what is in it.
Since the desire was put forth, someone actually came up with a script that has the ability to do this.
Well, there is not just one script that is able to do this, but many.
There are even sites on the Internet that will serve the forbidden page up to your computer browser by proxy, allowing you to see what is inside of the site but not expose your IP address at the same time.
If you search Google, and place the keywords “Bypass 403 error”, you will soon run into many tools that do just that.
Some of the tools that were discovered have become outdated but there are many more that are available.
If you own a web site, you might want to consider this if you care about your security.
This might help you decide if you want to place an extra layer of security around protected data on the Internet.
Use one of these scripts for yourself and see if it bypasses your site’s security.
If it does, then there might be somethings that you want to change.
Make sure that you try more than one though.
As I said earlier, some of the scripts are outdated and may not work.
A non-working script will not let you know if you are truly secured or not.