Friday, May 9, 2008

Hacker's Choice

Top Six Database Attacks

According to DarkReading:

It takes the average attacker less than 10 seconds to hack in and out of a database -- hardly enough time for the database administrator even notice the intruder. So it’s no surprise that many database attacks go unnoticed by organizations until long after the data has been compromised.

Hackers' top six database attacks:

1. Brute-force (or not) cracking of weak or default usernames/passwords
2. Privilege escalation
3. Exploiting unused and unnecessary database services and functionality
4. Targeting unpatched database vulnerabilities
5. SQL injection
6. Stolen backup (unencrypted) tapes

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