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In order to improve the security of your site (and your users) against some types of drive-by-downloads, it is recommended that you add the following header to your site:

  X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff

It is supported by IE (Internet Explorer) and Chrome and prevents them from MIME-sniffing a response from the declared content-type.

This article from Microsoft explains it: Reducing MIME type security risks

Enabling this header

You can enable it by modifying your Apache settings or your .htaccess file, and adding the following line to it:

<IfModule mod_headers.c>
  Header set X-Content-Type-Options nosniff
</IfModule>

Sucuri Customers

Or you can enable it automatically on CloudProxy (along with other security headers) by setting "Additional Security Headers " to on. Note that it is enabled by default for all our customers.

If you have any questions, please contact our research team at research@sucuri.net.