Googlebot not respecting http basic auth


I have basic auth set up and it has always worked.

Suddenly google started crawling my pages. The auth is still there (I have checked it using different browsers).

I am at a loss how it's possible.

The user/pass is dead simple to guess from the url, does google, by any chance, try to guess passwords?

Another guess is I at some point entered the password somewhere in google admin. I don't even know that's possible, but does anyone have any idea if it can be done? I have wasted my whole day trying to figure this one out!

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| seo   | googlebot   | web-crawler   | google-crawlers   2017-01-03 22:01 0 Answers

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