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Dougie1
If I set the chmod of a directory to 777 on my site, does that mean people can write potentially harmful files to my site from external sites?
knullbar
Dougie1 wrote:
If I set the chmod of a directory to 777 on my site, does that mean people can write potentially harmful files to my site from external sites?



No. They need to have access to your server to do that and the root directorys. Just don't chmod everything to 777 only the things that you need (NOT the root directory though), best would be if you'd use chmod 755.


Visit:
hxxp://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=2987
hxxp://ezinearticles.com/?Chmod-777---Is-it-a-Risk-When-Installing-PHP-Scripts?&id=244480

For futher information why it's not a big security risk, exchange hxxp:// to http://.
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