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7 Deadly Security Sins of Web Applications
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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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