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View Poll Results: What is the trend in SQL injection exploit attempts?
Discreased from past year 2 28.57%
Remained constant 2 28.57%
Increased slightly 3 42.86%
Increased significantly 0 0%
We've been immunized 0 0%
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  Post #1 (permalink)   12-03-2009, 11:16 AM
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Curious about the trend in SQL injection exploit attempts. Are they growing? Just read an article claiming they've increased one hundred fold in the past year alone.
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  Post #2 (permalink)   12-03-2009, 02:31 PM
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I believe you need really poor coding skills in order for your site to still be vulnerable for this kind of attack...
 
 
 


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Unfortunately, way too many end users outsource their coding to developers, who later disappear. My question wasn't really about successful exploits, rather about the trend of attempted exploits.
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We see them daily, but I don't see them as being an increase in attempts (at least from what we see on our own network). Now successful SQL Expoits I'll have to say has decreased a lot within our network but then we're constantly prodding at users who are running old software and not maintaining things.
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  Post #5 (permalink)   12-07-2009, 12:18 PM
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about 6 months to a year ago a bunch of our clients faced sql injection problems. We havent noticed too many since then, as all of our clients upgraded their code.
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Yeah i think its about the same - scripts are getting newer and newer and developer uses modern solutions so in most cases they dont even need to be aware of sql-injection possibility to be protected by it - take PDO extension for example - used right frees you from escaping input data
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Yeah, some clients decided to change and upgrade their codes because of the problems they encountered like sql injection.
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So no one thinks they've increased dramatically? Quite a contrast to the stats quoted in the article.
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So no one thinks they've increased dramatically? Quite a contrast to the stats quoted in the article.
Could you please post a link to the article you are talking about?
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This was from an article written by Art Wittman called, "The Fastest-Growing Security Threat," in the Information Week magazine, Nov 9, 2009 - page 70.
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Thanks! Found the article.
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Took me a few minutes to leaf through all the magazines I have all over my desk. Glad to help.
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