Security as an Afterthought

If you've read the IT press at all these days, you know that SQL Injection (SI) attacks are very common and can be devastatingly effective, writes Quest Software's Kevin Kline in the current e-edition of Database Trends and Applications. In fact, he says, SI attacks-equally easy to execute against Oracle, MySQL, IBM DB2, or Microsoft SQL Server-are among the most common hacks on the internet today. If a web application runs a relational database on the backend, it can be subject to an SI attack, which ironically, is among the easiest web hacks to prevent, he points out. "SI is ridiculously easy to prevent, and if I managed a team where this happened, I'd fire the responsible parties, on both the development and administration teams," writes Kline. Read his article now.

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