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Is allowing mongodb connection from anywhere safe if the database is password protected?

I want to set my firewall settings on my MongoDB droplet to allow connections to port 27017 from anywhere. Would this be a security threat if the DB itself is password protected with a long, secure password?


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Hi there,

I would not really recommend it, as if the service is open to the world, attackers could use a brute-force attack and crack your password and get to the data. For production databases, I would always strongly recommend using a firewall.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby