It’s been said time and time again: reconnaissance is perhaps the most critical phase of an attack. It’s especially important when preparing an attack against a database since one wrong move can destroy every last bit of data, which usually isn’t the desired outcome. Metasploit contains a variety of modules that can be used to enumerate MySQL databases, making it easy to gather valuable information.

What Information Is Valuable to an Attacker?

To a skilled hacker, almost any data can be important when it comes to preparing an attack. When we think of SQL from this perspective, a lot of times… more


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