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Tetsu, the Codex has some good insights on this: http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions Unfortunately there is no 'one size fits all' according to the Codex. It may depend on your host.
For starters, the WordPress Codex has a wealth of information on this very topic. For the sake of brevity that should take care of most of it; however, there are some relievant points that should be made: If you do not wish WordPress (essentially PHP) to have access to the file system with the exception of dynamic static assets such as images or cache then ...
You can simply delete the lines from your wp-config.php. define('FTP_HOST', 'yourhost.com'); define('FTP_USER', 'youruser'); define('FTP_PASS', 'yourpass'); However, this does not automatically mean that you are secure. There are a lot of backdoors where malware could be injected, starting from the server, security-issues in your plugins, outdated ...
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