Tag - security

Another Day, Another Data Leak

another day another data leak Exactis

In the last few days, there has been information released about yet another alleged data leak, placing in jeopardy “…[the] personal information on hundreds of millions of American adults, as well as millions of businesses.” In this case, the “victim” was Exactis, for whom data collection and data security are core business functions.
Some takeaways […]

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PXC loves firewalls (and System Admins loves iptables)

PXC and setting firewalls using iptables

Let them stay together.
In the last YEARS, I have seen quite often that users, when installing a product such as PXC, instead of spending five minutes to understand what to do just run
iptables -F  and save.
In short, they remove any rules for their firewall.
With this post, I want to show you how easy […]

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MongoDB: Deploy a Replica Set with Transport Encryption (part 3/3)

MongoDB Encryption Replica Sets

In this third and final post of the series, we look at how to configure transport encryption on a deployed MongoDB replica set. Security vulnerabilities can arise when internal personnel have legitimate access to the private network, but should not have access to the data. Encrypting intra-node traffic ensures that no one can “sniff” sensitive […]

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Binlog Encryption with Percona Server for MySQL

binlog encryption

In this blog post, we’ll look at how to turn on binlog encryption in Percona Server for MySQL.
Why do I need this?
As you probably know, Percona Server for MySQL’s binlog contains sensitive information. Replication uses the binlog to copy events between servers. They contain all the information from one server so that it can be […]

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