Securing MySQL Server on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS – Configuring MySQL Securely, Part 2

In part 1 of this series, we looked at Installing MySQL Server on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. In this second part, we will be looking at configuring MySQL securely. Configuration We will start off with the most common settings by opening the default MySQL configuration file using the nano text editor. secuser@secureserver:/# sudo nano /etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/mysqld.cnf User MySQL […]

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RedShift Consulting showcase Acunetix at International Cybersecurity Conference in Lisbon, Portugal

RedShift Consulting recently showcased Acunetix at the 2nd NATO Cyber Defense – Smart Defense Projects (CD SDP) Conference and at the 10th International Symposium of National Strategy on cyber security and cyber defense held on 28th and 29th April 2016 respectively, at the Military Academy (Amadora), Lisbon, Portugal. The CD SDP Conference was held in order to enhance the development of synergies […]

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Why is Source Code Disclosure dangerous?

Source code often contains some form of sensitive information—whether it be configuration related information (e.g. database credentials) or simply information on how the web application functions. If disclosed, such information can potentially be used by an attacker to discover logical flaws and escalate into a subsequent chain of attacks which would not be possible without […]

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