How to Hack Databases: Cracking SQL Server Passwords & Owning the Server

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A short while back, I began a new series on database hacking, and now it’s time to continue and extend your education in that field. As you know, the database contains all of the most valuable info for the hacker, including personally identifiable information, credit card numbers, intellectual property, etc. So, it’s the ultimate goal […]

How to Hack Databases: Hunting for Microsoft’s SQL Server

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The database is the hacker’s “pot-of-gold,” as it contains information that is very valuable to both the business and the hacker. In this, the second of myseries on hacking databases, we’re on the “hunt” for Microsoft’s SQL Server. Although far from the most commonly used database (Oracle hold’s that title), Microsoft’s SQL Server is very […]

How to Hack Databases: The Terms & Technologies You Need to Know Before Getting Started

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Although there is a multitude of different hacker types, the one target they all share is the database. I often refer to the database as the hacker’s Holy Grail, or the ultimate prize for an effective hack.That’s because the database—almost by definition—is the repository of all the goodies that the hacker is pursuing. These goodies […]