Originally Posted by dcy
In regards to spam - having a publically accessible MySQL will not raise the amount of spam you receive. Them spammers be very resourceful people unfortunately, and they would not bother spamming you if they had access to your server, but would rather turn your machine into one of their spamming zombies
Indeed, Hacker/Spammers will install some rootkit and use the platform leaving all else intact. Unles they Imbeciles!
Dont kill the golden Goose you might say.