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MySQL Management and Administration with Navicat by Gokhan Ozar

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Chapter 5. Database Maintenance and Security Management

MySQL is one of the most popular database platforms, very widely used for powering database-driven websites on the Internet and often used by web applications programmed in PHP. MySQL offers features, such as high performance, ease-of-use, and easy installation, yet a very efficient security mechanism. However, prior to Version 5.5, the fact that the default installation of MySQL came with a user named root with no password, presents a rather worrying security vulnerability.

While MySQL 5.5 and later versions require some basic configuration that includes certain security measures with no limitation to setting a password for the root user right after installation, a preliminary action must ...

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