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Database hardening techniques

So as I understand it database hardening is a process in which you remove the vulnerabilities that result from lax con-figuration options. This can sometimes compensate for exploitable vendor bugs. ...
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Is this approach of securing cookie secure?

I could not find writeups about secure cookies so I have done some thinking. (I already have a "secure" password database with bcrypt and salt) Steps: User logs in Save user IP + randomstring in ...
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How to secure a MongoDB instance? [closed]

Does anybody have experience with securing/hardening MongoDB server? Check lists or guides would be welcome.
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What are the likely threats to a public-facing DB instance?

Quick intro: Small company, VERY limited resources. I pretty much do everything including take out the trash. We've been running an instance of MySQL internally for years and it's worked OK, but I ...
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MySQL Server Hardening

Following the hardening theme.... What are some best practices, recommendations, required reading for securing MySQL.