XAMPP Security: Cleaning the cgi-bin folder
By default, XAMPP installs a script called “printenv.pl” into your c:\xampp\cgi-bin directory. This script will show the values of all your environment variables on a web page. This could provide extra information to a hacker trying to compromise your site. I suggest deleting this script if you kept your cgi-bin folder. The other scripts, cgi.cgi and perltest.cgi are pretty harmless, but if you don’t need them, you might as well delete them.
Now we’re ready for the next step to add additional password protection.