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In This Article, You Will Know About SQL Working With Dates.

Before moving ahead, let’s know a bit about the SQL Views.

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SQL Injection

SQL Injection is one of the most common ways to introduce hacking in the database that is used to destroy the database. It is a process of inserting a virus or malicious code into the SQL query through web page input.

SQL – Web Pages

SQL Injection is the process of asking for details from the user throughout a web page form such as username, password, etc. While submitting the information via a user, a web page also receives some SQL statement submitted unknowingly by a user.

Using a function getRequestString() to fetch details from the user. Following code add a string, fetched from the getRequestString() function to a SELECT statement.

					Name = getRequestString("Name");
SQL = "SELECT * FROM Users WHERE Name = " + Name;

SQL Injection Based on “”=”” is Always True

					Name = getRequestString("user_name");
Pass = getRequestString("user_password");
					details = 'SELECT * FROM Users WHERE Name ="' + Name + '" AND Pass ="' + Pass + '"'

A hacker could gain access to passwords and user names in a database simply by entering ” OR” “”=” in the user’s name or password text box:


					SELECT * FROM Users WHERE Name ="" or ""="" AND Pass ="" or ""=""

The SQL above is valid and will return all rows from the “Users” table, since OR “”=”” is always TRUE.

SQL Injection Based on Batched SQL Statements 

Most databases support batched SQL statements.

The term “batch” refers to an SQL statement as a collection of 2 or more SQL statements segregated by semicolons.

The SQL query below should retrieve all rows in the “information” table, then remove all rows from the “details” table.


					SELECT * FROM information 
DROP TABLE details;

Look at another example:


					var1 = getRequestString("UserId");
var2 = "SELECT * FROM Users WHERE UserId = " + var1;

If you find anything incorrect in the above-discussed topic and have further questions, please comment below.

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