PostgreSQL: The PgMiner botnet attacks & Postgres database security | Ubuntu


Assuring the security of PostgreSQL and all open source database systems is critical as many learned with the PgMiner botnet attacks in December 2020. Having an understanding of, and visibility into, how these attacks happen and following standard best practices is the best way to make sure that your data is not at risk.

This blog details the latest security issue with PostgreSQL, how to fix/prevent these attacks and how to ensure security of your PostgreSQL database instances.

Overview and prevention of the PgMiner botnet attacks

Attacks like the PgMiner botnet attack essentially scrape across the Internet looking for misconfigured PostgreSQL servers. This process involves scanning blocks of IP addresses, identifying Postgres servers and then attempting to brute force attack the authentication on those servers. 

The good news for Ubuntu users, is that Ubuntu Server has a secure experience with Postgres out of the box, which is well-documented in Getting Started with…


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