755 permissions on a folder -> safe?
I added a file upload script to one of my php pages. The idea is that select users can upload images and the images will be added to select pages which can then be viewed by any person web browsing.
Anyway, the script (directly from php.net) works fine...as long as folder permissions are set to 755 in the destination folder (/images, lets say).
My questions are:
1. Is it safe to set a directory like /images to 755?
2. If it is not, how should one make the process more secure?
Thanks for reading!
p.s. Mac OS 10.1.3, a BSD UNIX varient running apache.