There are many thing changed in MySQL 5.6 which are related to
- There is a new password hash algorithm (SHA-256)
- There is obfuscation for passwords with the .mylogin.cnf file.
- The option to store slave passwords in a database table.
- It's now possible to supply a password to START SLAVE.
But that's not what this blog post is about.
This blog post is a great new feature: Hiding passwords from your log files, automatically.
MySQL 5.6 will by default hide passwords from the general log. This is not just obfuscation as only the one-way hash will be …