An UDF Worm is attacking UNSECURED installs of MySQL on Windows. Am I alone in thinking that anyone who leaves the remote root password blank is kinda asking for it? My guess is is that it’s mostly hitting people’s dev machines, where they are not expecting to see any real traffic….
So anyways, it won’t affect you if you’re not on Windows, and if you were bright enough to set some secure passwords or use a decent firewall. I really wish expoilts like these were more realistically represented in the press, the make it sound like everyone is at risk!
If you’re afraid you might have been infected, instructions on checking and cleaning your machine are available at: http://dev.mysql.com/tech-resources/articles/security_alert.html