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First change the URL for access. Then when the URL is reached, one should be asked for a valid username or password before accessing the actual phpmyadmin interface. Also, To increase the odds of a phpmyadmin URL not being indexed by any search engine make sure it is told not to index. Modify the Phpmyadmin code and make sure that: header("X-Robots-Tag: ...


You've just identified why phpMyAdmin should be only accessible through a protected backend like cPanel... or other means. If Google indexes it, you will be providing a Google Dork, the term for inept server admin mistakes. Lock down access to it via your .htaccess file with either a login or by limiting the ip addresses that can see the link with a 403 ...

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