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Rule n° 208 - The server doesn't communicate information on the software and languages used.

IT specialists know the truth: there is no such thing as 100% secure software or IT tools. Every version of software is used extensively - and this is the case for most server software, content management systems and even formats used on the web. Using a particular version of software can lead a malicious person directly to a documented security breach. Your server can be configured to tell everyone that it is running with version X of software Y. Or you can make sure you follow this rule and it will be silent as the night.

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  • Prevent the risk of intrusion on the server.
  • Prevent the appearance of malicious content or scripts on the site.


Do not communicate via the HTTP headers sent by the server any information on the software and languages used on the server side, in particular via the Server, X-Powered-By and X-AspNet-Version headers.


Check that the HTTP headers sent by the server do not give any information on the software and languages used on the server side.

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Business application and benefits

The rules should be applied to your projects from the design phase through to post-implementation , and they should be understood by all professionals with web and customer experience (CX) responsibilities: from strategy to operations, marketers to project managers, and editorial to technical staff. The benefits of using this ruleset are numerous, including improving customer satisfaction, web performance, and e-commerce, and expanding your client base, while also decreasing your errors and costs.

Multidisciplinary verticles - accessiiblity, SEO, e-commerce, ecodesign etc..- starting from the foundational Opquast base.

The objective of these rules and the Opquast community mission is ‘making the web better’ for your customers and for everyone! Opquast rules cover the key major areas of risk that can negatively affect website users such as privacy, ecodesign, accessibility and security.

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