Comments - keeping out hackers

4 years, 5 months ago Mark Edwards

note: for fun i installed mariadb on a new cloud VPN. there was no root account automatically created using "":

SELECT `User`, `Host`,  Password  FROM mysql.user  ;
| User | Host      | Password                                  |
| root | localhost | *1A611754661BB8DCD7E2067EA804968C1C334ED3 |
| root | | *1A611754661BB8DCD7E2067EA804968C1C334ED3 |
| root | ::1       | *1A611754661BB8DCD7E2067EA804968C1C334ED3 |
3 rows in set (0.000 sec)

also, out of desperation, i DISABLED all accounts "DROP" privelege.

new vpn: Server version: 10.3.15-MariaDB MariaDB Server

4 years, 5 months ago Ian Gilfillan

If the machine is completely compromised, database access, DROP privileges and the like can easily be restored.

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