Don’t Fall Victim: An Insight into the Different Forms of Injection Attacks

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4 min readFeb 2, 2023

IInjection attacks are a common type of cyber attack that exploit vulnerabilities in a computer system or application by injecting malicious code. These attacks can have severe consequences, such as data theft, unauthorized access, and system disruption. In this article, we will explore the different types of injection attacks, including SQL injection, code injection, and command injection, and examine the methods used by attackers to carry out these attacks. By understanding the different types of injection attacks and their implications, individuals and organizations can take the necessary steps to protect their systems and data from these threats.

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Injection attacks are a type of security vulnerability that occur when untrusted data is inserted into a web application, leading to unintended behavior or data breaches. Some common types of injection attacks on websites include:

  • SQL Injection: A type of attack where an attacker injects malicious SQL code into a website’s SQL query, allowing them to access or modify sensitive data in the database.
  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS): A type of attack where an attacker injects malicious JavaScript code into a website, allowing them to execute arbitrary code or steal sensitive information from other users.
  • SQL Injection: In this type of attack, an attacker injects malicious HTML code into a website, allowing them to modify the appearance of the website or steal sensitive information from other users. The attacker can also use HTML injection to execute malicious JavaScript code, perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, or redirect users to malicious websites.
  • LDAP Injection: A type of attack where an attacker injects malicious LDAP filters into a website, allowing them to modify or access sensitive data stored in an LDAP directory.
  • Header Injection: A type of attack where an…

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