Scan SQL Injection Online with Acunetix
SQL Injection (SQLi) is an attack in which an attacker can execute malicious SQL statements that allows them to control a web application’s database server (such as MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle) through regular HTTP requests. SQL Injection attacks are a major cause for concern within web applications since they are both a popular hacker target and typically easy to exploit using automated testing tools. Successful exploitation is likely to lead to full-scale data breaches, and once an attacker succeeds at SQL Injection, it becomes much easier for them to take advantage of other critical vulnerabilities to escalate their attack further. SQL Injection vulnerabilities are usually not difficult to fix, but finding them in large codebases could be challenging without the right tools. Acunetix is a web application vulnerability scanner and as part of the myriad of vulnerability test it performs, SQL Injection is certainly one of them.
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Frequently asked questions
The best way to test for SQL Injection vulnerabilities and other web vulnerabilities is to use a renowned vulnerability scanner. The Acunetix vulnerability scanner is considered a market leader in web vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management.
To check for SQL Injection, Acunetix Online attempts to inject SQL into your website or web application in a harmless way. For example, Acunetix may use an SQL Injection to show you a version of your database software, which should not be visible from the outside.
SQL Injections are considered one of the most dangerous web vulnerabilities because they often let the attacker take full control of the database. An attacker may then use privilege escalation to take over the whole system.
An online solution is just as effective in checking for SQL Injections as an on-premises solution. There are several advantages of a cloud solution, for example, no local resource consumption.
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