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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nycsavage, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. nycsavage

    nycsavage Junior Member

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    My website has a rival with 3 years advantage over me and as such, they have a very large database.

    I know where this site is hosted, is there a way to fint the config.php file so I have the database user/pass?

    There are no funds in this business, I wont be making any monetry advantage from using this information.

    Can anyone help?
     
  2. stephan

    stephan Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    not as far as I know. especially if they don't have a config.php. They could call a file like this (if they have one) anything they want.

    Plus if you load a php file it gets executed. So you wont see any information from the php script unless it is sent to the screen.
     
  3. nycsavage

    nycsavage Junior Member

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    A further update:

    I have managed to track down where the file is stored (its called db.php) I have managed to get the dbusername, all I need now are the dbpassword and the satabase address.

    When I downloaded the db.php file and open it, it says "Hacking attempt"

    How can I get round this?
     
  4. Kärpänen

    Kärpänen Registered Member

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    Try opening it with notepad.
     
  5. nycsavage

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    I tried that, I also tried opening in Dreamweaver.

    Im really getting annoyed as, on paper, finding the db.php should have been the hardest part lol