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Percona Server for MySQL 5.7.21-21 Is Now Available with Increased Built-In Security Enhancements

Percona announces the GA release of Percona Server for MySQL 5.7.21-21 on on April 24, 2018. Download the latest version from the Percona web site or the Percona Software Repositories. You can also run Docker containers from the images in the Docker Hub repository.

This version of Percona Server for MySQL 5.7.21 includes three new encryption features – Vault keyring plug-in, encryption for InnoDB general tablespaces, and encryption for binary log files.

These new capabilities, which allow companies to immediately …

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MariaDB 5.5.60 now available

The MariaDB Foundation is pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB 5.5.60. This is a stable (GA) release. See the release notes and changelog for details. Download MariaDB 5.5.60 Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 5.5? MariaDB APT and YUM Repository Configuration Generator Contributors to MariaDB 5.5.60 Alexander Barkov (MariaDB Corporation) Alexey Botchkov (MariaDB […]

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MySQL Security – MySQL Enterprise Firewall

In this seventh episode of the MySQL 5.7 Security series, we will see how MySQL Enterprise Firewall can help you to strengthen the protection of your data, in real-time, against cyber security threats like SQL Injection attacks by monitoring, alerting, and blocking unauthorized database activity without any changes to your applications.

MySQL Security – MySQL Enterprise Transparent Data Encryption

In this sixth episode of the MySQL 5.7 Security series, we will see how data-at-rest encryption helps organizations implement stronger security controls and satisfy regulatory compliance. You will be able to protect the privacy of your information, prevent data breaches and help meet popular regulatory requirements including GDPR, PCI DSS, HIPAA with MySQL Enterprise Transparent Data Encryption aka TDE.

MySQL Security – MySQL Enterprise Audit

In order to spot database misuse and/or to prove compliance to popular regulations including GDPR, PCI DSS, HIPAA, ... database administrators can be required to record and audit database activities. In this fifth episode of the MySQL 5.7 Security series, we will see what MySQL Enterprise Audit provide to help organizations implement stronger security controls and satisfy regulatory compliance.

MySQL Security – The Connection-Control Plugins

An ordinary threat databases could face is an attempt to discover the password by systematically trying every possible combination (letters, numbers, symbols). This is known as a brute force attack. In this fourth episode of the MySQL 5.7 Security series, we will see how the MySQL DBA can leverage the Connection-Control Plugins to slow down brute force attacks.

Caching SHA-2 (or 256) Pluggable Authentication for MySQL 8

If you are like me and you spend chilly spring evenings relaxing by the fire, reading the manual for the upcoming MySQL 8 release, you may have seen Caching SHA-2 Pluggable Authentication in section 

There are now TWO SHA-256 plugsins for MySQL 8 for hashing user account passwords and no, I do not know what the title of the manual pages says SHA-2 when it is SHA-256.  We have sha256_password for basic SHA-256 authentication and  caching_sha2_password that adds caching for better performance.

The default plugin is caching_sha2_password has three features not found in its non caching brother. The first is, predictably, a cache for faster authentication for repeat customers to the database. Next is a RSA-based password exchange that is independent of the SSL library you executable is linked. And it supports Unix socket-files and shared-memory …

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MySQL Security – User Account Locking

For security reasons some context require you to setup a user account locking policy. Thus an unauthorized user is not able (anymore) to login to the MySQL server. In this 3rd article of the MySQL 5.7 Security series, we will see how to [un]lock a user account.

Password reuse policy in MySQL 8.0

MySQL has various kinds of password policy enforcement tools: a password can expire (even automatically), can be forced to be of a certain length, contain amounts of various types of characters and be checked against a dictionary of common passwords or the user account name itself.…

This Week in Data with Colin Charles 31: Meltdown/Spectre Performance Regressions and Percona Live 2018

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community.

Have you been following the Meltdown/Spectre performance regressions? Some of the best blog posts have been coming from Brendan Gregg, who’s keynoting at Percona Live this year. We’ve also got Scott Simpson from Upwork giving a keynote about how and why they use MongoDB. This is in addition to all the other fun talks we have, so please register now. Don’t forget to also book your hotel room!

Even though the Percona Live conference now covers much more …

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