|Alert Message||Atomicorp.com WAF Rules: Fake Googlebot webcrawler|
This exclusive capability in the Atomicorp ruleset can detect when a client pretends to be the google webcrawler. This helps to detect and block potential zero day and other supsicious behavior. Attacks have been know to impersonate webcrawlers to trick naive applications that blinding trust webcrawlers. They use this method to gain access that would otherwise be blocked to non-crawlers.
This will not block the real google webcrawler. We do not recommend you disable this rule.
For ASL users, if you enable the option below, ASL will automatically and dynamically whitelist the real google webcrawler from all WAF events:
There are no known false positives with this rule. Please do not report this as a false positive if you are using a proxy, CDN or other similar service and your web server is not setup per this article: https://www.atomicorp.com/wiki/index.php/Proxy
If you have confirmed your webserver is setup correctly, per the article above, and you have performed the troubleshooting in that article, and still believe this is a false positive, please report this following the process at the link below:
And be sure to also include the troubleshooting steps you took to ensure your proxy and/or CDN is setup correctly to use these rules. If you are unable to do this troubleshooting yourself, please let us know and we would be happy to have our professional services team put a quote together for you and take care of this for you.
Please see the Tuning the Atomicorp WAF Rules page for more information if you wish to disable or modify this rule.
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