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MySQL password expiration features to help you comply with PCI-DSS

PCI Compliance (section 8.2.4) requires users to change password every 90 days. Until MySQL 5.6.6 there wasn’t a built-in way to comply with this requirement. Since MySQL version 5.6.6 there’s a password_expired feature which allows …

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OpenSSH CVE-2016-0777: Details and Mitigation

Earlier today advisories were sent out regarding OpenSSH versions 5.4 through 7.1., informing users about a security bug in the software. In essence, the advisory instructed people to add the   UseRoaming no option to their ssh_config file, …

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MySQL and Trojan.Chikdos.A

Symantec published a blog post yesterday regarding MySQL and the Trojan.Chikdos.A as can be seen here The Symantec post gives detail into the behavior of the Trojan and it’s effects on the Windows system registry, …

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Percona Live Amsterdam discounted pricing ends July 26!

The Percona Live Data Performance Conference in Amsterdam is just two months away and it’s going to be an incredible event. With a new expanded focus on MySQL, NoSQL, and Data in the Cloud, this …

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Percona Live Europe 2015 conference, tutorials schedule now available

The conference and tutorial schedule for Percona Live Europe 2015, September 21-23 in Amsterdam, was published this morning and this year’s event will focus on MySQL, NoSQL and Data in the Cloud. Conference sessions, which …

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Tips for avoiding malware from a lesson learned

In a recent article on the Percona blog, I recommended readers to a tool called CamStudio for making technical screen recordings. The blog post was very popular and got 300+ Facebook likes in a short …

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MySQL 5.7 key features

The other day I was discussing new features of MySQL 5.7 with a Percona Support customer. After that conversation, I thought it would be a good idea to compile list of important features of MySQL …

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The value of MySQL Support

Years ago when I worked for the MySQL Support organization at the original MySQL AB, we spoke about MySQL Support as insurance and focused on a value proposition similar to that of car insurance. For …

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How to test if CVE-2015-0204 FREAK SSL security flaw affects you

The CVE-2015-0204 FREAK SSL vulnerability abuses intentionally weak “EXPORT” ciphers which could be used to perform a transparent Man In The Middle attack. (We seem to be continually bombarded with not only SSL vulnerabilities but the …

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Introducing ‘MySQL 101,’ a 2-day intensive educational track at Percona Live this April 15-16

Talking with Percona Live attendees last year I heard a couple of common themes. First, people told me that there is a lot of great advanced content at Percona Live but there is not much …

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