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SQL Injection Attacks: Why You Should Care

Friday Jul 6th 2007 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

The Microsoft.co.uk defacement last week is the latest high-profile example of the increasingly common SQL injection attack. The SQL injection is the most common class of attack on databases and is used frequently to steal data, such as credit card details.

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According to MITRE, SQL injection attacks are the fastest growing threat with an annual growth rate of 250 per cent[1], and rank second on the organisation’s Common Vulnerability Report, behind only cross-site scripting (whereby a hacker fools a website in to issuing sinister code to someone else’s browser).

The article continues at http://www.biosmagazine.co.uk/article.php?id=5316

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