Jump to content

MySQL "Attacks"?


Recommended Posts

Hi Guys,

I run a Windows 2003 Server (no flaming please – it’s part of the job!), which hosts various websites and forums.  Recently, I decided to install Cain and Able on it just to see what unencrypted traffic was being passed through (ie bad coding).  Unfortunately, this is what I discovered [next post].

I’m not overly concerned, because although I am running a MySQL server, the “root” account isn’t actually called “root”.  How can I stop this “attack” from happening and using up bandwidth and clock cycles?



Link to comment
Share on other sites

A lot of these are from bot networks and random searches for vulnerable networks, so this is only a bandaid against one person. If there is a hole in your software, patch it, or you are just setting yourself up for more attacks. Check this article: http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=4294

Most of these attacks are automated, so the user has very little to do other than click a button to start the process rolling.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...