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Avoid storing sensitive files in the web root


The system should store neither user-uploaded files nor files containing sensitive information in the web root.


The web root is the topmost directory on a web server. If there is no sufficient access control, any file in this directory will be publicly available. Therefore, user-uploaded files and files containing sensitive information should not be stored on it.

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