Re: SQL Server for Oracle DBAs

From: DA Morgan <>
Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2008 16:22:13 -0700
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joel garry wrote:

> On Jun 3, 1:00 pm, "Tony Rogerson" <> wrote:

>> "This is such an important topic, and not as many people are aware of it as
>> I thought. Before we start with an answer, let's define the term SQL
>> injection. SQL injection occurs when an application program accepts
>> arbitrary SQL from an untrusted source (think "end user"), blindly adds it
>> to the application's SQL, and executes it. It "
> The Tom referred to in "asktom" has stated he enjoys explaining the
> differences between Oracle and the other db engines.  I suggest you
> (and any other person going between engines) buy his books and study
> them carefully.

>> Like I said - SQL Injection and the link you posted is all about coder
>> problems; sloppy coding leads to SQL injection attacks - common to all
>> databases.
>> Seriously, if you don't know what SQL Injection is - what the hell are you
>> doing teaching?
> I must say, I've seen lots of SQL-server and mysql and php error
> messages on web pages, some definitely not a good idea.

The sad fact is that, in a sense, Tony is correct. When people want to attack SQL Server they often do so by attacking Windows or the domain controller and take over everything. Why waste time going after the database, alone, when you can compromise the entire enterprise with such ease.

Daniel A. Morgan
Oracle Ace Director & Instructor
University of Washington (replace x with u to respond)
Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
Received on Tue Jun 03 2008 - 18:22:13 CDT

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