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Three best practices for reducing the risk of SQL injection attacks

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Three best practices for reducing the risk of SQL injection attacks
This column is available in a weekly newsletter called IT Best Practices.  Click here to subscribe.  SQL injection attacks have been around for more than 10 years. Database security experts know they are a serious problem. Now a recently unsealed Second Superseding Indictment against a notorious group of Russian and Ukrainian hackers shows just how damaging this type of attack can be.The indictment provides a long list of companies that have suffered costly data breaches where the root cause has proven to be a SQL injection. According to the indictment:To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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The 'oops!' heard 'round the worldLate last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted a photo of himself touring a Texas factory that produces Mac Pros. Nothing special, right? Until you looked behind him and spied a pair of iMacs running Windows. Oops.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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