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4/3/2018
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The top ways organizations open themselves up to damaging Web app attacks.
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SQL Injection Flaws
It might be hard for security pros to believe it, but in December it'll be 20 years since the first SQL injection vulnerability was first detailed by security researcher Jeff Forrestal. And even now, SQL injection continues to rear its ugly head today across copious numbers of websites and web apps.
According to a study by Alert Logic, SQL injection attacks still lead as the top most prevalent type of web attack by a long shot. It makes up 55% of the incidents tracked by customers of the security monitoring firm.


Image Source: Alert Logic

SQL Injection Flaws

It might be hard for security pros to believe it, but in December it'll be 20 years since the first SQL injection vulnerability was first detailed by security researcher Jeff Forrestal. And even now, SQL injection continues to rear its ugly head today across copious numbers of websites and web apps.

According to a study by Alert Logic, SQL injection attacks still lead as the top most prevalent type of web attack by a long shot. It makes up 55% of the incidents tracked by customers of the security monitoring firm.

Image Source: Alert Logic

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4/4/2018 | 12:32:14 PM
SQL Injection - Worst aspect of today's refusal to use database best practices
Since I began in software development thirty years ago, I have seen a progressive refusal to effectively employ relational database technology in the mainstream of software development.  The primary manifestation of this is the refusal to apply normalization, instead applying the self-defeating antipattern of object-relational mappers and other persistence frameworks.

However the worst side of this is the terrible security holes in web database applications via SQL Injection.  This is something that does not lie with the database at all, even in the porous case of MySQL.  SQL Injection vulnerabilities are directly and exclusively the result of lazy application programming.  All of the countermeasures under development to mitigate SQL Injection such as database "firewalls" and virtual private databases are add-ons not needed with secure database application development.

SQL injection is an Application Coder's problem | The Schema Czar

 
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