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I have a quick question:
What should be the exact CHMOD number for the public folder (666 or 777)?
The reason I am asking this question is that we have used 777 for this folder, and we experienced a hacking attempt called "odmarco attack". The person(s) injected malicious *.php files in to the Public folder because it was wide open due to CHMOD 777. What is the main purpose this folder and what do we lose if we use CHMOD 666 instead?
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It's never safe to use 777 permissions (or 666 permissions or anything with a global "write" permission). Different servers will have different configurations, so it's impossible for us to state definitively what permissions to use -- but in general, the account under which your PHP scripts runs should have write access to this directory. It's used to store journal logo images and similar things that are publicly available to readers.
There are lots of threads in the support forum on directory permissions -- I'd suggest reading those for more info.
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