Protecting your cache folders

I spent the past few days in the VERY unpleasant situation where I had to remove tons of spam-sending scripts from a couple of websites I host. These were in relation to unsecured, unmaintained Joomla! installations, and exploited the cache folder. I won't bother you with the why or how, just know that the vulnerability existed, and has been fixed for versions 2.x and up -- NOT 1.x. Here's the simple way to secure yourself without changing the Joomla site code.

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Drupal, Webmaster tools, and 403 errors after launch

in drupal, Google, error, htaccess

Or why the heck is Google bot refusing to look at my site, when everyone else browses through it just fine

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