Eliminating SQL Injection Attacks - A Transparent Defense Mechanism

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Executive Summary

The widespread adoption of web services as an instant means of information dissemination and various other transactions, has essentially made them a key component of today's Internet infrastructure. Web-based systems comprise both of infrastructure components and of application specific code. Various organizations have started extensively deploying Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems and Firewalls as a means of securing their vital installations. However, very little emphasis is laid on securing the applications that run on these systems, apart from frequent updates and patching. SQL-Injection Attacks are a class of attacks that many of these systems are highly vulnerable to, and there is no known fool-proof defense against such attacks.

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