report/security/report security check displayerrors

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If PHP is set to display errors, then anyone can enter a faulty URL causing PHP to give up valuable information about directory structures and so on.

(Can someone add instructions on where to turn this off please).

If you go to Administration > Server > Debugging and set "Debug messages" to NONE and "Display debug messages" to NO you should be on the safe side. (If this instruction is correct it should be included in the Security Overview report.) --Frank Ralf 11:28, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

If you go to Administration|Reports|Security overview, displaying of PHP errors status is Warning. on your web server, locate php.ini, open it in wordpad and search for "display_errors". Ensure that it is set to "display_errors = Off" and then save. If this is on a hosted webserver (e.g. network solutions), insert "display_errors = Off" into the php.ini or call them for instructions (took 2 minutes) on how to do it. Very simple to modify. (by opconxps guam)

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