Check for .git directory existence

Check for .git directory existence

This extension will check for an existing .git directory on your site, which is a big security leak.

Check for .git directory existence
What is Check for .git directory existence?
Check for .git directory existence is a Chrome extension that scans websites for the presence of the .git directory, a known security vulnerability. This directory exposes the source files of the website, posing a risk to its security. By detecting this security leak, the extension helps website owners protect their source code and prevent unauthorized access.
Stats
Users: 273 ▼ -7
Version: 1.2 (Last updated: 2016-09-25)
Creation date: 2016-09-25
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • activeTab
Size: 51.18K
URLs: Website
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Summary

Check a website for having the .git directory public accessible.

This is a huge security issue, as all source files can be downloaded. For more information see: https://www.jordijolink.nl/2016/09/24/ripping-a-websites-source-files/

This plugin can detect this security leak on (your) websites.

Safety
Risk impact

Check for .git directory existence is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Check for .git directory existence has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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