NEWS FROM THE LAB - Monday, January 9, 2006

MSN Search refusing phpbb searches? Posted by Mikko @ 05:20 GMT

Has anyone noticed this before?

If you search for the word "phpbb" on MSN Search, you get a 403 error:


This is quite similar to what Google has been doing for at least a year when you search for "viewtopic.php" and hit the "Next" link a couple of times:


Google originally started blocking such queries around a year ago, during the Santy phpbb worm incident.