Re: Find command questions
From: all mail refused (elvis_at_notatla.org.uk)
Date: 15 Oct 2003 22:22:57 GMT
In article <Kljjb.email@example.com>,
Sherman H. wrote:
>Is there any security risk to have files with world writable rights?
Only if somebody might read (or execute) the files.
If you were certain of never wanting the data again why did you
save it to disk ? Or maybe you've got a really good plan for
explaining how your files were mysteriously filled with death threats
against the president or your machine reconfigured to send spam.
The scope of "world writable" depends on who has access to the machine.
So long as you are the only user there's no direct harm in it but no
benefit either. I cast my vote for the learning of good habits anyway
so check out umask and chmod.
-- I was less than impressed when one of my staff last year suggested tunneling ftp through ssh. -- Evpuneq Erivf