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Is Your Database Affected by CVE-2016-6662?

 | September 12, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL, Security


In this blog post, I will discuss the CVE-2016-6662 vulnerability, how to tell if it affects you, and how to prevent the vulnerability from affecting you if you have an older version of MySQL. I’ll also list which MySQL versions include the vulnerability fixes. As we announced in a previous post, there are certain scenarios in […]

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Percona Live Europe featured talk with Ronald Bradford — Securing your MySQL/MariaDB data

 | September 12, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Live

Percona Live Europe featured talk

Welcome to another Percona Live Europe featured talk with Percona Live Europe 2016: Amsterdam speakers! In this series of blogs, we’ll highlight some of the speakers that will be at this year’s conference. We’ll also discuss the technologies and outlooks of the speakers themselves. Make sure to read to the end to get a special Percona Live Europe […]

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Webinar Thursday, September 1 – MongoDB Security: A Practical Approach

 | August 30, 2016 |  Posted In: MongoDB, Security, Technical Webinars

Percona MySQL and MongoDB Webinars

Please join David Murphy as he presents a webinar Thursday, September 1 at 10 am PDT (UTC-7) on MongoDB Security: A Practical Approach. (Date changed*) This webinar will discuss the many features and options available in the MongoDB community to help secure your database environment. First, we will cover how these features work and how to […]

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Take Percona’s One-Click Database Security Downtime Poll

 | August 2, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL, Security


Take Percona’s database security downtime poll. As Peter Zaitsev mentioned recently in his blog post on database support, the data breach costs can hit both your business reputation and your bottom line. Costs vary depending on the company size and market, but recent studies estimate direct costs ranging in average from $1.6M to 7.01M. Everyone agrees […]

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

 | February 4, 2016 |  Posted In: Security

database security

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 to set a user’s password as expired. This has been added to the mysql.user table and its default value it’s […]

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OpenSSH CVE-2016-0777: Details and Mitigation

 | January 14, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL, Security


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, with a promise for further information to be made available shortly.   Add undocumented "UseRoaming no" to ssh_config or use "-oUseRoaming=no" […]

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MySQL and Trojan.Chikdos.A

 | October 29, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL


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, yet gives little detail as to how the required first stage (namely a malicious UDF) is injected, citing: “In the […]

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Percona Live Amsterdam discounted pricing ends July 26!

 | July 20, 2015 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona Live

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 conference will be jam-packed with talks from some of the industry’s leading experts from MongoDB, VMware, Oracle, MariaDB, Facebook, Booking.com, […]

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Percona Live Europe 2015 conference, tutorials schedule now available

 | July 9, 2015 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona Live

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 will follow each morning’s keynote addresses, feature a variety of formal tracks and sessions. Topic areas include: high availability (HA), […]

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Tips for avoiding malware from a lesson learned

 | June 26, 2015 |  Posted In: Security

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 time. Providentially though, a reader commented that the installer (as downloaded from the project website) installed “pretty annoying adware on […]

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