MySQL : A little security tip
January 13, 2011 Leave a comment
>In this article I am going to show you a little trick about MySQL ,which might help you to prevent some attack on production database server.Every MySQL server has a root user attached to it and for intruders it’s very easy to guess that and launch attack on it.
Here is how you can change the root user name for that MySQL server :
bhaskar@bhaskar-laptop_08:55:51_Thu Jan 13:~> sudo mysql -u root -p
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 26
Server version: 5.1.51-log Gentoo Linux mysql-5.1.51
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Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.
mysql> update user set password=PASSWORD("NEWPASSWORD") where
mysql> flush privileges;
Hope this will help.