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Almost anything puts you at risk. You just need to decide what level of risk is acceptable to you. In this case, the risks of hiring someone are potentially: They might have inflated their credentials and not be as good at the work as they say they are. They might be dishonest and make unauthorized changes to your system. (This is much less common than ...


Yes, hiring someone to work on your server puts you at risk. However, any time you hire anyone to do anything for you, there's a risk. The important thing is to ensure that the person you hire is trustworthy, experienced, and able to do the job you've hired them for.


make sure the following is in your vsftpd.conf userlist_deny=YES Then make sure root is in /etc/vsftpd/user_list Restart vsftp and it should deny root login


Set its immutable bit to prevent even root from deleting it: chattr +i file

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