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SQL Injections

SQL Injections

In this article, I would like to describe one of the most dangerous and sophisticated ways of hacking databases based on the implementation of arbitrary SQL-code into the database queries. If successful, the attacker breaks into the bank. The first public discussions of SQL injections began to appear at the end of 1998. The most common cause for such an attack is the incorrect input data processing being passed to SQL queries or database APIs. Nowadays, it’s likely that you…

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What do Successful Hybrid/Cloud Migrations all hinge on?

What do Successful Hybrid/Cloud Migrations all hinge on?

Lifting and shifting your data center to another data center (aka “the Cloud”) is pretty straightforward if you move everything all at once and into one other data center. In both instances, this is rarely the case. You will not move everything all at once. And the Cloud doesn’t ever reside in one data center, unless it’s just your rack(s) in a Colo. So if this is the case, what should your concerns be as you move applications (one by…

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Important lessons to ponder as you move your data center to the Cloud…

Important lessons to ponder as you move your data center to the Cloud…

Every CIO wants to get out of the data center business. It’s the most common thing I hear when meeting with any IT strategist. “I’d like to use the economies of scale of Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, etc.” And it’s tempting to just want to “lift and shift” or “move and improve” your data center into the omnipresent Cloud. You should save money. But will you? We have all heard of the pitfalls of cloud migrations. “I had no idea…

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