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Hiding as a security measure

Does 'hiding' the language and the webpage I'm using have alot of value?  ie www.whereeverthesiteis.com?a=1 vs www.whereeverthesiteis.com/index.php?a=1
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No, because there are also other places where "hackers" can see what software you're using; Headers that are send back from server. Here are for my site.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 07:51:27 GMT
Server: Apache
X-Powered-By: PHP/4.3.8
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-2

...so everyone can see that my server has Apache and we are using PHP ver. 4.3.8.

You just practice "safe" coding and you should be fine.

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It's true that you can hide PHP footprint if you have access to your php.ini. There is really not much benefit in hiding few lines. If someone doesn't like you he will still try to compromise your server no matter if he can see some headers or extension of your files or not.

If he is determent to do some "damage" hidding extension or any footprint won't make any diference regarding your servers safety.

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