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Re: Port 3306 Open to Internet
Posted by: Jonathan Lampe
Date: November 29, 2005 11:05PM

Yes, your hosting company sucks - dump them ASAP. It's not that hard to scan an open MySQL channel for username and password combinations (hint: use a slow, staggered scan), and it's likely neither you or your hosting company will detect such a scan.

The bit about MySQL being on Windows doesn't matter that much; I've found that its possible to install MySQL in a harder configuration on Windows than under *nix (thanks mostly to the Microsoft Encrypted FileSystem and the Windows 2003 feature that will toast data if someone tries to go in as an admin), but it's likely that someone who has exposed raw MySQL to the Internet hasn't taken the necessary hardening steps for either operating system.

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