From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
On Behalf Of Jason Ross
Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2007 12:13 AM
To: anthony () synt3gra com
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: HTTPS redirections
On 8/24/07, anthony () synt3gra com <anthony () synt3gra com> wrote:
I have noticed how some websites only allow access to a particular
page if a link within the page has been 'clicked' ie. user cannot
paste link address in browser bar to get to desired page.
For security purposes I would like to create a script and achieve
I believe that (at least one way) this is done is by checking the
referer header. In PHP this can be accessed via the predefined
variable: $_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER'], other languages should have
similar methods of obtaining this.
AFAIK, there is not a difference between HTTP and HTTPS as far as
this method is concerned.