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Total security in a PostgreSQL database

Nov 28, 2009, 07:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Bernier)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"There are lots of stories in the press about crackers accessing corporate databases. Gone are the days when prepubescent teens were the authors of most cracks. Today, data harvesting is big business and is accomplished by dedicated experts who work within a corporate infrastructure. It's not a question of how you can prevent the unauthorized access attempt — you can't — but, rather, how can you reduce the effect when it does happen.

"This article explores the challenges of protecting your PostgreSQL (also known as Postgres) database server. PostgreSQL is a powerful open source object-relational database system. It has a proven architecture with a reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness. It runs on all major operating systems, including Linux®, UNIX®, and Windows®. It is fully ACID-compliant, and has full support for foreign keys, joins, views, triggers, and stored procedures (in multiple languages)."

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