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Prevent program from getting stolen with Windows permissions

I'll be sharing a dedicated Windows 2008 R2 server with another person. I will have admin rights and admin an account. The other person will only have a "normal" account and no admin rights. I have a ...
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2answers
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Windows server file permissions - prompt raised

Local network with domain D, user U is member of group G in D. Windows Server 2012 R2 machine M, also in D. File F on local disk on M. Entire disk has All permissions given to G. When U is ...
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NTFS folder permission: Full control for group

I have windows server 2012. Now i am setting some folder permissions. The issue is that the Administrators are not able to edit any of the folders, remotely on LAN. Even if the "Administrators" group ...
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1answer
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How to structure/protect directories on web server - media temple

I'm pretty new to running my own websites, and wanted to know how to protect directories/files from malicious users. I'm mostly concerned with protecting PHP files. For example, my website has a PHP ...
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1answer
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What does it mean by Inheritance in advanced security tab of a file or folder?

In windows 7 and 8 there is a option in folder or file's advanced security tab called enable or disable inheritance.What will happen if I enable or disable this option?What is by default for a file or ...
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Why does after Installing new windows folder and file asking for Permission?

When I install new Windows OS (Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7), many files and folders become inaccessible. I mean I cannot access those folders and files, cannot copy, rename or move them, and I ...
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1answer
165 views

Sometimes I can't delete a folder without admin, but if I delete its entire contents first, I can. Why?

I encounter this every now and then, usually when trying to uninstall drivers or something like that. The general sequence is this: 1) Try to delete a folder. Get "You need admin!" message. Even when ...
2
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1answer
357 views

Linux permissions change without root privileges

Is there anyway for another user to change permissions of file without root permissions? If another user has access to my drive and they can theoretically change the user bit in the file via a binary ...
4
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1answer
305 views

Windows 8's Confusing Security

I'm using Windows 8 Pro x64. My account in the PC is an administrator account. Among several logical drives in the PC, admins have full control permission on all drives. I've confirmed this by drive's ...
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Subverting the execute flag on Linux systems. Why is this possible?

Whilst reading this, I found the following exploit: % cp /usr/bin/id ~ % chmod -x ~/id % ls -al ~/id -rw-r--r-- 1 edd edd 22020 2012-08-01 15:06 /home/edd/id % ~/id zsh: permission denied: ...
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What can I do to prevent my user folder from being tampered with by malicious software?

Let's assume some things: Back-ups do run every X minutes, yet the things I save should be permanent. There's a firewall and virus scanner in place, yet there happens to be a zero day attack on me. ...
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1answer
514 views

Ubuntu - file permissions getting changed automatically

I want to be able to update a certain svn working copy remotely through php. For that, I have given www-data user write permission to the .svn folder (It is owned by someuser:www-data, and I have set ...
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1answer
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How to deny delete/modify permission to a file?

I want to deny myself the ability to modify or delete an executable. When .NET Reflector asks you if you want to update: and you choose No it spontaneously deletes itself as ...
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How do disk permissions fall into a state of disrepair?

I used OSX's Disk Utility to Verify Disk Permissions and found a lot of system files had incorrect permissions. I'd say all of them were more open, allowing others to read or write. Also, many had ...
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1answer
56k views

Give write permissions to multiple users on a folder in Ubuntu

There is a folder that is owned by user tomcat6: drwxr-xr-x 2 tomcat6 tomcat6 69632 2011-05-06 03:43 document I want to allow another user (ruser) write permissions on document folder. The two ...
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2answers
360 views

Why must you have administrative privileges to install java 2 sdk

I use several school computers, that have different operating systems. To make sure that I always have my tools available, I like to install a lot of programs to my "roving profile". This is possible ...
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1answer
526 views

Cannot write to NAS but was previously able to

I have been unable to write to my NAS recently. When I go to save a file to one of the folders I get the message "you dont have permission to save to this location" . I can see all the folders and ...
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1answer
442 views

setting proper permissions

I just read up on setting up user privileges for different kinds of users. Id like to create a scenario where a user can ssh into the system but can create(write) files only in /tmp. Write access ...
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Linux Group Permissions not being enforced correctly.

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 server and am having some very counter-intuitive experiences with users/groups. For example: sudo touch test_file # create empty file sudo groupadd test ...
3
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3answers
156 views

Understanding file permissions

What is the ending 'r' for and the leading 'd' for in file permissions on Linux? Example: drwxr-xr-x I know about the user, group, others part, and I know w=write, r=read, x=execute. But I don't ...