Securing MySQL server

Q. I am using MySQL database server and my question is how do I secure mysql server?

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A. If you are using MySQL on a computer connected to the Internet then you need to secure MySQL server to avoid the most common security mistakes.

Official MySQL site has a section that describes some general security issues to be aware of and what you can do to make your MySQL installation more secure against attack or misuse.

I highly recommend you to read it.

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