I have a new wordpress install and was having a few problems uploading a new theme and any media. After a bit of research I figured it was to do with file permissions. To solve the problem I changed the uploads directory file permission to 757 and everything else remained the same.
My question is, is using 757 a safe / secure way of doing things? Will my site be at risk if I keep this permission because it would be a complete pain in the ass having to keep changing the file permission every time I wanted to upload new media?