I’m considering WordPress MU as an engine for a weblogging site, and so far like what I see (LOVE WordPress for single users, eager to make this critter run). My main concern is one of security. Since WordPress MU seems to require working and sub-directories with CHMOD 777 access, I’m nervous about installing the system in such an exposed way. My bones tell me never to allow permissions beyond 755 (and even them, I’m skittish).

Are there any plans or efforts to make the installation and function more secure? Should I work with my web host provider to follow the CHOWN path instead? Just wondering if others have resolved this issue as of yet.