Tech Tips Alert: New Protection For SQL Databases
Monday, July 7, 2008
If you run any kind of web server, you are probably familiar with the recent attacks on SQL databases. Help is on the way in the form of a new tool from Microsoft and HP, which you can use to test your Web site for vulnerabilities.
Common SQL attacks involve directing unsuspecting PCs (often owned by home users) at malicious Web sites. These sites infect the PCs with code that infects other web servers, and the vicious cycle repeats.
If you host your web services and are unsure if this affects you, contact your Internet provider. Consumers can help by keeping their web browsers up to date, and being aware of the prevalence of phony sites.
Posted byTriona Guidry at 9:40 AM