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Re: MySQL Server 5.7 Security : standalone application
Posted by: Georgi Kodinov
Date: January 05, 2017 04:28AM

Security is not a black and white thing. In essence there's no such thing as a "fully secure" program.
Think of storing valuables at home. Even if you put an extremely fancy lock there's still a chance that a very sophisticated crook will break through it.

Basically you can take certain steps to make a server more secure and rely on the economics game (no James Bond villain will attack your home safe unless you are storing the crown jewels into it) to be secure enough.

I suggest you familiarize yourself with the advices in this chapter: https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/security-against-attack.html

Then you can seek further advice, e.g. in http://www.slideshare.net/GeorgiKodinov/bgoug-2014-decrease-your-my-sql-attack-surface or in http://www.slideshare.net/GeorgiKodinov/2014-opensuse-conf-protect-your-mysql-server

And then decide how much is enough for you, given the value of your data and the type of threats you anticipate.

If all this sounds confusing to you you should consider getting professional help from the excellent Oracle MySQL support team: http://www.mysql.com/support/

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