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Avoiding users to corrupt and use a script

Is it possible to deny the right to copy files? I have a script which should be executable by others. They are also allowed to read the file (though it would not be a problem to forbid reading). But ...
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0answers
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How to modify file on windowsapp folder

I have been trying to modify and add content to a app folder. But for some reason it does not allow me to modify or add new content to that folder. These are the things I have done: 1) Take ...
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1answer
47 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
76 views

Is Windows 7 Administrator user meant to be activated?

I just started to work on a Windows 7 Environment for one of our products which is, until now, still shipped with Windows XP. Now my question: The customer only has access to a very restricted ...
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2answers
82 views

Permission errors when copying files from the former internal drive of a defunct WIndows Vista laptop

I'm helping a friend resurrect data from the internal drive of a Windows Vista laptop which survived a house fire -- call this SingedDrive. We bought a new Windows 8 laptop, and I've installed ...
0
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1answer
33 views

How to identify what permissions are needed to access a server share

Using Windows Exploer, I enter the following UNC path in the address line and hit ENTER: \TestServer I see a share folder, MyShareFolder. I right mouse click on the folder name and clicl ...
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0answers
76 views

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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0answers
98 views

“Access is denied” when editing Windows Store app files even after taking ownership

I'm having a strange problem. I want to edit Windows Store apps' files, but for some reason the WindowsApps folder doesn't give even administrators access by default. So I take ownership of the folder ...
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2answers
194 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
62 views

Secure Apache PHP installation: Using the right user:group

i want to "perfectly" protect my apache PHP installation on a linux server. In the history, i had problems with script-virues / exploids, so it needs to be a "secure" solution. My current solution: ...
1
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1answer
97 views

Is giving myself write permission on my Python `site-packages` directory a way to avoid `sudo pip` risks?

I understand that there are security risks involved in installing pip under sudo, but for various reasons I would like to continue installing my packages in site-packages (on OSX 10.9), which ...
0
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0answers
45 views

How can file permissions be different for 2 files downloaded from the Internet?

Have downloaded 2 .ZIP files but both have different permissions for reasons I don't understand. These 2 files among other files were in public directory of source laptop through which I wanted to ...
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3answers
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Windows 8.1: administrator account has access denied to other partitions

UAC is activated for the administrator. With Windows 8 everything is okay. After the upgrade to 8.1, the administrator account is denied to access the every partition except the one containing ...
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2answers
91 views

In Windows 7 Pro, is it safe to set the “Current owner” to “Administrators ([Name]-PC\Administrators)” of the whole C drive …?

In Windows 7 Professional, is it safe, within the Advanced Security Settings of the C drive, to set the "Current owner" to "Administrators ([Name]-PC\Administrators)" of the whole drive including ...
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0answers
26 views

Like a root but not quite the same

Is it possible to create a linux user group that has all other rights just like the root user, with the exception that it can only read files in /var/log folder, but can not change or delete them? Of ...
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0answers
753 views

Can non-admin user add himself administrator privileges?

Whenever I reboot Windows 7, I find that my domain user, under which I login and work, is not any more part of local Administrators group (or any groups included into Administrators group or domain ...
0
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1answer
70 views

CentOS: How to prevent a user from executing an application installed in a specific directory

I have an application installed in /etc/mydir. I have executed the following to remove the ability for users to execute this program. chown root:group1 /etc/mydir -R chmod 700 /etc/mydir -R I ...
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0answers
99 views

I removed “Everyone” on a NAS folder, now access denied

I read through first, but didn't see this specifically. I was worried about network access to my NAS, and right-clicked Security. I removed "Everyone" from the permissions, only \\server\admin ...
7
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2answers
167 views

How can I be sure that a Google Chrome extension isn't doing evil things?

I wanted to install this extension, but I have security concerns. The extension needs permission to "Access your data on all websites". This makes sense, but I presume this includes password and ...
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2answers
2k views

Allow one Windows user to only execute 2 applications

I'm using Windows 8 Pro. I'm trying to create a very limited Windows account. The account will only have: Remote Desktop Access Shell replaced by our own in-house application Access to the one FTP ...
0
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1answer
211 views

Linux file folder Permission issue (Owned by group)

I have created three users: - media, media1 and media2 I have added these users to group called Media. than using chgrp i have modified group on two existing folders "Archive" and "Media". Media ...
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0answers
91 views

Should i use AWS IAM or my root credentials for my webapp access to S3 bucket?

I have a webapp that requires uploading/deleting/reading files inside a S3 bucket. What I did was I created a brand new Amazon WebServices (aka AWS) account. Let's call this AWS account ...
3
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3answers
288 views

Can we have a user with the same powers/priviliges as root?

I am confused on the following in linux. Can I have a user to have the same permissions as the root. In Windows any user can be the administrator but I am not clear exactly about this on Linux. It ...
3
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4answers
331 views

How to hide a code from myself until a specified time?

Essentially, what I need is some way to generate and store a random string (20 characters long, say) for some period of time, such that there is no way for me to recover the string until the end of ...
0
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1answer
484 views

Locked out from Windows Server 2008R2 disk as an Administrator

I've done something stupid. I tried to lock down the access rights to a disk using the security properties at disk level. However, in the process, I've locked myself out as Administrator. I can and ...
3
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1answer
465 views

What permissions are required to allow attaching a remote performance monitor?

I am attempting to monitor a few metrics on a domain database server (Win 2008 R2) but receiving unable to connect message when attempting to connect with the built-in Performance Monitor (Windows 7 ...
2
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1answer
73 views

Shared folders and permissions (windows 7)

I am creating a few files for particular users and groups with limited permissions, basically read and execute. So, its works just fine. The problem is that when a user is trying to delete a file ...
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1answer
42 views

How to get access to a folder?

I prohibited all types of access (full access, changing, reading writing) to the specified folder for the group "All Users". After that, even Built-In Admin can't access this folder. Now I can't ...
1
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0answers
234 views

htaccess pcfg_openfile: unable to check htaccess file, ensure it is readable and that '/files/domain.com/public_html/images/' is executable [closed]

Today i migrated my images from one server to another and faced a strange permission issue [Mon Mar 25 08:42:23.676315 2013] [core:crit] [pid 15182] (13)Permission denied: [client 24.14.2.22:48113] ...
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1answer
90 views

Prevent windows applications from accessing data in my profile.

When a program tries to modify something inside Program Files folder, Windows 7 gives a security warning and asks whether I allow it or not. I want to set a similar warning, so that programs trying ...
2
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3answers
743 views

difference between chmod 777 and chmod 007

What is the difference between chmod 777 and chmod 007? if 'others' means everyone, doesn't that strongly suggest the truth that chmod 777 = chmod 007?
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3answers
105 views

how to encrypt an entire folder and continue moving plain files to the folder?

We have a folder on our server where daily files comes in from a remote machine. Everyday we check if the files came in and if so - we download them to our local machine. There are around 20 daily ...
5
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4answers
9k views

Group Policy: Block access to \\localhost\C$

We have a restricted Windows 7 computer that hides and prevents non-admin users from accessing the C Drive using the following policies: Prevent access to drives from My Computer Hide these ...
0
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0answers
733 views

Disabling all write (cd burning) permissions for a specific group of users on all CD/DVD drives mounted in Windows XP Pro SP3

I want all users within 'Restricted' user group (Windows XP Professional SP3) to be able to read from CDs/DVDs they insert. I don't want these users to be able to burn any CDs/DVDs using CDRW/DVDRW ...
2
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1answer
2k views

NTFS: prevent/deny directory delete in a otherwise “personal” folder

I have a directory shared via CIFS from a Windows 7 "server". No domain: just simple workgroup. My clients access this directory via LAN via "Standard User" (no "Administrator") accounts on the ...
1
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1answer
4k views

Windows 8 security user account permissions

I'm using Windows 8 Pro. When I try to save an attachment from Outlook 2010 into a specific Program Files folder I get the following message: "C:\Program Files (x86)... You don't have permission ...
2
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0answers
247 views

Security Warning on scripts, but only on desktop

Somehow over the weekend, my Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit) computer at work seems to have developed an odd problem. I went to load a management console file (.msc) that I've had on my desktop for ...
3
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3answers
7k views

Unable to delete a file or take ownership on Win7x64

I'm a developer and as part of the build process, a Microsoft dll is copied to a certain folder. That file copy is now failing as the target can't be overwritten. I decided to delete it by hand ...
2
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2answers
353 views

Is there a serious issue with setting the SUID bit on tcpdump?

I'm running tcpdump on a remote machine, and piping the output to Wireshark on my local machine over SSH. In order to do this, I had to set the SUID bit on tcpdump. For background, the remote machine ...
0
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1answer
129 views

Can I remove “other” read access to /etc in Linux (CentOS)

I know this is probably a stupid question. I'm guessing that a lot of "others" (various processes) need read access to /etc and other directories. I am giving SSH access to an outside developer and I ...
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0answers
882 views

Windows 7 - How to access my documents from Windows 8 (dual boot) [closed]

I am dual booting Windows 7 and Windows 8 on two different partitions of the same drive: Win7: (C:) Win8: (D:) I am trying to get access to my Win7 user folder (C:\Users\Mason) in order to access ...
5
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3answers
344 views

import Certificate in WIndow Xp

I have created a temporary certificate. I am trying to import this certificate.I am importing Certificate to Personnel store of Local Computer and then using FindPrivateKey solution to find privatekey ...
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2answers
756 views

Cascade ownership and security permissions - Windows 7

I have a similar problem to that answered in This Question however, since I need to do this to a large number of directories and sub directories I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to cascade the ...
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2answers
1k views

How to give an application limited permissions on windows 7

Let's say I want to run an installer on windows 7 on my limited user account. A dialog pops up asking for super user password for the full privileges. Is there a way to limit the permissions I grant ...
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1answer
319 views

How to limit access just for one user on external drive folder?

I have an external drive with one TB capacity, which is being used by others also to store their personal data. Usually the hard drive is being used with different versions of windows some times I ...
0
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1answer
467 views

How to protect sudosh logs against deletion?

I'm using sudosh to ensure, among other things, that vendors who are given ssh access to my server can be held accountable for operations they perform on the server. sudosh is recording the logs very ...
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1answer
270 views

what happens if we give “777” permissions to /etc/sudoers?

What happens if I give "777" permission to /etc/sudoers? I am looking at the security perspective. I want to know the importance of /etc/sudoers file as well.
5
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1answer
457 views

Silently Skip Windows 7 UAC Prompts?

NOTE: I am not trying to disable UAC. I have a Windows 7 machine where I've added one administrator account and one regular user account. When using the regular user account, a UAC dialog will show ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Windows 7: “Replace All Child Object Permissions” Doesn't Stay Checked

I right-click on a top-level folder in Windows Explorer. I choose Properties > Security tab > Advanced > Change Permissions. I check "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable ...
0
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1answer
171 views

Vista won't let me save a backup of applicationHost.config

I am trying to make some changes in the applicationHost.config file on Windows Vista, and an important step is to back the file up in case I screw it up. Well, it won't let me save a copy in the ...