XF 1.4 After install change chmod?

In the install I had to chmod two directories (data and internal_data) to 777

Can I change them back to non world writable?

I feel very uncomfortable leaving the install files on the server.


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If you were prompted to change them during installation then they will have to remain like that.

The install directory is perfectly safe but for peace of mind, you can .htaccess protect it.
I have a resource which explains how to do that.