Security: SQL Injection – Website Vulnerability

This article provides you with information regarding SQL injection vulnerability and how to prevent it from happening to you.


What is it?

SQL injection is an extremely damaging attack in which hackers will attempt to access information stored in your database, such as customer data or user IDs and passwords. SQL stands for Structured Query Language and is the programming language understood by databases. By inserting commands from this programming language into fields on your website’s input forms, hackers can gain access to the database records of vulnerable sites, stealing credit card data, passwords, e-mail addresses and any additional data available in the database.



What is the impact?

The impacts of this type of attack can be devastating. Having stolen client information from a compromised website can be hard to recover from and possibly expensive depending on the information stolen. It will also badly damage your company’s reputation by exposing your customers’ private data to criminals.



How does cWatch Web Security help me ?

In a nutshell, Comodo cWatch is a protection tool for your website against the increasing sophistication of hacker threats and malware. With this tool, websites are carefully scanned for any possible vulnerabilities through effective website security software. This software can scan for backdoor hacks, general hacks, spyware, Trojans, and many other threats.

cWatch uses Web Application Firewall (WAF) to check and verify all the incoming data and assures to obstructs malicious code even before it tries to infect the website.

cWatch lets the user know if the website has an issue and provides proactive solutions to fix them.


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