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From:PF: MySQL Date:August 3 2004 2:40pm
Subject:RE: Security question
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> Whats to stop me from copying over my own 'mysql' data folder over an
> existing one?
> 
> I have already done this today and it allows me to access any 
> databases
> sitting on the server with root access...
> 
> How can I prevent something like this from happening?


Depends on the OS that you are using.  

Windows 9x, you can't stop it. 

Windows XP Home, you can't stop it. 

Windows nt/2000/XP Pro, you can set user permissions to prevent such
things from happening.

MySQL is only as secure (locally) as the operating system you are
running it on.

-Kevin
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