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From Jim Albert <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] phpmyadmin auth
Date Tue, 09 Jul 2013 21:51:15 GMT
On 7/9/2013 5:46 PM, Jim Albert wrote:
> On 7/9/2013 5:21 PM, Jerry K wrote:
>> configure a local VPN, and only allow access from the VPN IP range is
>> one possible "Plan B".
>> Reviewing my own log files, its amazing how many malware hits there are
>> for this particular software product.
>> What ever you do, be as safe/secure as you can.
>> Good Luck
>> Jerry
> Agreed; the default phpmyadmin aliases are a very common attack point.
> VPN/private address space would absolutely be the best solution, but if
> that's not possible then on top of htpasswd authentication with strong
> passwords, some "security through obscurity" in changing the alias is
> probably not a bad idea to keep out the bot attacks.
> Jim
... and verify that SSLRequireSSL is enforced and it should be if you 
are using the phpmyadmin.conf config file.


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