SQL security flaw persists in many web sites

Thursday, 8 January 2004, 2:52 PM EST

Businesses are still failing to make basic security checks on their web sites and are leaving themselves wide open to digital attack, warn experts.

Companies with web sites that have poorly designed SQL-based database back-ends are at risk from 'SQL injection' attacks, which can result in servers being taken over and personal details stolen.

Sites most likely to be affected are those that use old software code, and haven't had sufficient penetration testing, says Phil Cracknell, managing director at security specialist CISSP.

By Emma Nash at vnunet.

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