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Discussion in 'Security' started by kuwaitnt, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. kuwaitnt

    kuwaitnt Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2003
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    i want ask some questions about security

    what is to most function of php should be disabeled ??

    and what is the most importent folder and file should should chmod

    for exampel perl should chmod 744 for secure to ensure cgi shell will not work
    su,top,w,who chmod 700 for secure

  2. AndyReed

    AndyReed Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2004
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    Minneapolis, MN
    Security is far more than just changing permission and/or ownership of a file or directory. You definitely need more than that. Security is not a "set it and forget it" proposition. Because there are no absolutes, constant monitoring is essential. New attacks are being developed every day and if you're simply going to respond once an attack is discovered it's likely too late. Hackers and spammers will use a number of different means to gain access to a server. In many cases simply waiting for obvious evidence that you've been hacked means you'll never know you've been hacked. The hackers will sneak in, grab what they want, and sneak back out again covering their tracks as they go.

    Just in case any one is interested, these articles discuss the pros and cons of Php vs. Perl:

    Good luck :)
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