SVN Security

"Security is always the opposite of access and convenience. A good illustration of this principle is that developers like to use SVN on their server for check outs directly into the web root, and for commits directly to their repository.

That convenience comes at a price: you have probably noticed the hidden .svn folders in your checked out projects. Each one provides full read-write access to your code repository, and you only need one folder to have access to the whole repository. There are various hacks to download them from your website...."

Read more at: http://www.appnovation.com/svn-security