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You can't trust your parents to protect you

On Unix-like systems, setting sufficiently strict permissions on a directory allows one to disallow access to its containing files and subdirectories. You with me? Of course you are. But you’re wrong. Both on macOS and Linux, we’d be foolish to cling to this fundamental security assumption, due to magic tricks that we can perform on inodes: https://blog.phusion.nl/2018/06/13/you-cant-trust-your-parents-to-protect-you/


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