Tag - security

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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MySQL 8.0.4 RC: auth_socket Users Beware!

MySQL 8.0.4 RC

The news that the latest MySQL 8.0.4 RC (release candidate) is available is indeed exciting. Unfortunately for users of the auth_socket plugin, dangers lie in wait!
Back in November 2015, I reported Failure of auth_socket authentication with sha256_password as default. This prevents users that identify with the
auth_socket plugin from logging in after SHA256 authentication has […]

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20-30% Performance Hit from the Spectre Bug Fix on Ubuntu

Spectre Bug Fix on Ubuntu

In this blog post, we’ll look at the performance hit from the Spectre bug fix on Ubuntu.
Recently we measured the performance penalty from the Meltdown fix on Ubuntu servers. It turned out to be negligible.
Today, Ubuntu made a Spectre bug fix on Ubuntu available, shipped in kernel 4.4.0-112. As with the Meltdown fix, we […]

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Does the Meltdown Fix Affect Performance for MySQL on Bare Metal?

Meltdown Fix Affect Performance small

In this blog post, we’ll look at does the Meltdown fix affect performance for MySQL on bare metal servers.
Since the news about the Meltdown bug, there were a lot of reports on the performance hit from proposed fixes. We have looked at how the fix affects MySQL (Percona Server for MySQL) under a sysbench […]

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