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Re: Viruses!
Posted by: Arjen Lentz
Date: December 06, 2004 12:49AM

w_roush wrote:
> First I'm using MySQL Database Server 3.23 on a Windows XP pro machine
> I use that old version because thats what PHPBB is setup for....
> Recently (2 days after I set my server up) I got attacks from viruses (attacks searching out the
> server)
> Is there any security measures I can use to help?

Are these attacks on the machine, or the MySQL Server in particular?
I ask because I am now aware of any specific MySQL-attacking tools.
Regardless there are no known security holes in MySQL. Naturally, this assumes that you are running a recent MySQL version (which you are not).
To make sure will want to keep port 3306 blocked from the outside. Any firewall software can do this.

Your main problem is Windows security, and you definitely need a firewall to even begin to deal with that.
This can be a software firewall, even the standard built-in one (that is not switched on by default).

In summary, this is not really a MySQL question you're asking. It just has to do with connecting any Windows machine to the Internet.

Regards, Arjen.
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