I've noticed that my /Users directory on OSX always gets changed to "rwxrwxrwx"

I'm not sure how this is being changed? Only just started happening

Could it be malware or such?

  • If you have any remote connections or sharing DISABLE them in system preferences. – Ruskes May 18 '14 at 10:04
  • Does enabling them change the write access to allow all? ... or do you think that sharing is maybe allowing insecure access? – Dolbery May 18 '14 at 10:16
  • What version of iTunes do you have? The latest 11.2.1 has a fix for this as 11.2.0 showed this issue – mmmmmm May 18 '14 at 11:16
  • disabling any remote access will tell you if the issue is local or remote – Ruskes May 18 '14 at 12:17
  • if the USERS becomes grayed out (invisible) then follow @Mark suggestion – Ruskes May 18 '14 at 12:30

Install iTunes 11.2.1

Source: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6251

Description: Upon each reboot, the permissions for the /Users and /Users/Shared directories would be set to world-writable, allowing modification of these directories. This issue was addressed with improved permission handling. For information on the general content of iTunes 11.2.1, see http://support.apple.com/kb/TS5434.

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