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SQL injection attack basics explained

CNET Executive Editor Tom Merritt examines the basics of SQL injection attacks and gives two examples of how they can be used to gain unauthorized access to a Web site--such as those using popular blogging software.

Sister site CNET TV has launched a new show called Hacks. In the first episode, Executive Editor Tom Merritt examines the basic principles behind SQL injection attacks. Merritt provides two examples of how malicious individuals can use SQL injection attacks to gain unauthorized access to a Web site—such as those using popular blogging software.

Check out the following TechRepublic articles for more information on fighting SQL injection attacks:

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