Five Ways to Stop Mass SQL Injection Attacks

The best practices for mitigating this popular form of attack often are not being deployed

By Ericka Chickowski, Special To Dark Reading
DarkReading.com

A new wave of mass SQL injection attacks seen in mid-August to hit over half a million websites, including parts of Apple’s site serves as a weighty reminder of the growing prevalence of mass injections and of SQL injections in general as a favorite means of hackers to tap into organizations’ infrastructure and data resources.

In light of these attacks, security researchers believe now is as good of a time as any to revisit some best practices necessary to prevent mass SQL injections and mitigate the risks associated with injection attacks. These practices are hardly revolutionary, but it is clear that they aren’t being implemented as widely as they need to be.

“You keep seeing the same issues come up over and over again for many years now,” says Alex Rothacker, manager of Team SHATTER, Application Security Inc.’s research arm. “Even with this Apple attack, they used a little bit more advanced attacks, but still it’s stuff that’s been talked about at Black Hat for two years now.”

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