issues with cron file in cron.d

cppit asked:

running amazon ami (similar to centos.)

this is what I found on cron file under /var/log :

Sep  4 15:32:01 mike crond[2289]: (root) BAD FILE MODE (/etc/cron.d/mytasks)

and this is my file mytasks its under the folder cron.d

SHELL=/bin/bash
PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin
MAILTO=mygmailemail
HOME=/
#hourly query for social share data
1  1-23  *  *  *  wget -q http://localhost/sharecounter.php?period=hourly -O /dev/null 2      >&1 > /dev/null

#daily query for social share data
1  0  * *   1-6  wget -q http://localhost/sharecounter.php?period=daily -O /dev/null         2>&1 > /dev/null

any ideas on what is wrong ?

My answer:


As the message told you, the permissions of the file are wrong. You have probably made it group or world writable; if this is the case, it is a security risk and crond will refuse to run it.


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