A Quick Security Update
Starting with MySQL 5.7.6, the following functions are now deprecated:
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) was the chosen successor to DES. It provides better security and performance, thus obsoleting the older DES based functions. MySQL provides the following AES functions:
- Block encryption mode
- Key size
- Initialization vector
If you have any questions or comments about these functions, please let us know! You can leave a comment here on the blog post or in a support ticket.
As always, THANK YOU for using MySQL!