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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.

Security questionGreg Quinn3 Aug
RE: Security questionPF: MySQL3 Aug
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