The MySQL database has become the world's most popular open source database because of its consistent fast performance, high reliability and ease of use. MySQL is used on every continent – yes, even in Antarctica! – by individuals, Web developers, as well as many of the world's largest and fastest-growing organizations such as industry leaders Yahoo!, Alcatel-Lucent, Google, Nokia, YouTube and others to save time and money powering their high-volume websites, business-critical systems, and packaged software.
As most products do, MySQL comes "ready-to-work" out of the box. Usually, security is not a major consideration when installing this kind of product. Often, the most important issue is to get it up and running as quickly as possible so that the organization can benefit. This document is intended as a quick security manual to help you bring an installed MySQL database server into conformity with best security …[Read more]