Is Your Business’s Website Safe From a Hacker’s SQL Injection Attack?
SQL Injection is one of the most common web hacking techniques there is.
If your business’s website isn’t protected, it could leave your business’s private information exposed to hackers, or even your valued customers’ personal information that they have entrusted to your care.
The information can be stolen and used for identity theft or sold to the highest bidder in some other shady operation with nefarious intent. Your database could even just be wiped out in a malicious act of vandalism.
How does the attack work?
SQL (pronounced “Sequel” by programmers) stands for Structured Query Language, and it is the World Wide Web’s standard means of retrieving information from visitors to your website and storing those user inputs in computer databases.
So, when your website asks a user for an input, for example, a username and password, the user’s input is communicated to your website’s back end database of user information using Structured Query Language.
SQL injection is an attack wherein hackers enter some “smart” input into one of these fields that is sent back to your back-end database and interpreted to wipe out information or go and get information that you thought was secure and send it back to the user— the hacker.
Almost every time SQL has been updated with improvements, developers have also included security updates to cover some new method of attack hackers have figured out to “trick” a website’s back end into coughing up all its information.
Don’t let this happen to your website.
At Siza Technologies, we offer commercial and individual vulnerability scanning which scans your website in real time, 24/7 and notifies you instantly of any vulnerabilities in your platform that might leave your business’s sensitive and valuable information exposed to cyberattacks.
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