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Users folder open to Everyone by default?


chuffmunky

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I was trying to share some stuff between win 8 and my new hyper-v VM of XP, and noticed the Win8 Users folder is already set to allow Everyone read/write permissions! That can't be right surely? If I turn this off will it break anything?
 

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System One

  • OS
    Win 8 Pro 64 SP0
    System Manufacturer/Model
    home built
    CPU
    Athlon 2 x2 245
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte 780G AM2+
    Memory
    6GB DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD5750

mgmcc

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Although the "Users" folder is shared with "Everyone", and the Public folder(s) within it probably will be too, check on the Permissions for your own User account which shouldn't allow access to Everyone.
 

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    Windows 7 & 8 64-bit, Mac OSX 10.8.2
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    60Mbps

chuffmunky

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Yeah i noticed that after i posted, so it's not so terrible.

Still, i'm partially using the VM like a nuclear test bunker to run dodgy sites and software I don't want in the main OS... I don't want a worm or something escaping the VM through the Users folder!

I removed the perms and nothing's broken so far.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8 Pro 64 SP0
    System Manufacturer/Model
    home built
    CPU
    Athlon 2 x2 245
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte 780G AM2+
    Memory
    6GB DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD5750

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