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Re: KDE 4.2 requires local MySQL Server



On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 6:22 PM, Aldo Foot <lunixer gmail com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 10:32 PM, Arthur Pemberton <pemboa gmail com> wrote:
>> I have yet to see what is so special about MySQL that makes having it
>> such a big issue.
>
> If anything at all: default accounts must be deleted or secured with passwords.

Ok, bare with me awhile, but ... why? Or are you securing against
users who turn off their firewall?

Because with a firewall up, an attacker would need to already have
access to the machine... in which case having passwords on MySQL is
useless.

Installing mysql-server does not open your firewall.

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