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    Securing MySQL server

    Q. I am using MySQL database server and my question is how do I secure mysql server?
    A. If you are using MySQL on a computer connected to the Internet then you need to secure MySQL server to avoid the most common security mistakes.
    Official MySQL site has a section that describes some general security issues to be aware of and what you can do to make your MySQL installation more secure against attack or misuse.

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    There are many ways to secure a MySQL server but it depends on how the server is setup and maintained. A quick example as to what you may wish to add to the my.cnf on a shared host:
    Remember, never add stuff unless you know what it means and how it works.
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