Bonus video: Exploiting an SQL Injection Vulnerability
This is a short video from WordPress Security with Confidence showing me (David) attacking a “Bobby Tables” vulnerability using a popular attack tool called SQLMap. SQLMap is a very effective means for either a security researcher or a security attacker to take down your WordPress site by doing things like, as this video shows, finding you password with a simple cracking attempt. While I’m not a skilled hacker, I can clearly script-kiddie with the best of them. My success in this video at running a SQL injection attack really shows just how important it is to write vulnerable WordPress code, and how important it is to userstand both the whats and whys of secure WordPress development.
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