SQL Injection: A beginner's guide for WordPress users

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SQL injection, or SQLi, is an attack on a web application by compromising its database through malicious SQL statements. As it’s a common attack, let’s try to learn more about what it is, how it happens, and how to defend yourself from it. By Shaunik Daityari.

SQL injection, or SQLi, is a type of attack on a web application that enables an attacker to insert malicious SQL statements into the web application, potentially gaining access to sensitive data in the database or destroying this data.SQL injection was first discovered by Jeff Forristal in 1998.

The article deals with:

  • What is SQL Injection?
  • How does the SQL Injection vulnerability work?
  • Types of SQL Injection
  • How to prevent SQL Injections
  • SQL Injection in WordPress
  • Is SQL Injection illegal?

An SQL injection is prevalent even today and the severity of injection attacks in a web application is recognized widely. It is one of the top ten most critical web application security risks by OWASP. Nice one!

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