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RDS: Do not allow clipboard redirection- The Policy Expert

Hardening the “RDS: Do not allow clipboard redirection” settings is a fundamental step in server hardening. Hardening servers can be a painful procedure. Hardening remote services such as RDS is one of the most critical operational components when hardening servers as it have immediate impact on user and application functionality. Endless hours, and resources are invested in this process. However, despite the efforts, hardening often causes damage to production server environments.


Hackers Backdoor to Microsoft SQL Servers using Trigona ransomware

South Korean cyber security organisation AhnLab has identified a breach in Microsoft SQL servers allowing deployment of Trigona ransomware. The attacks were threat actors using brute-force or dictionary attacks with obtained or guessed credentials to infiltrate externally accessible MS-SQL servers.

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New Vulnerability in MySQL JDBC Driver: RCE and Unauthorized DB Access

We have found a new vulnerability in MySQL Connector/J (CVE-2023-21971). Oracle issued a critical path update that fixed the issue on April 18, 2023. The vulnerability was found as part of our collaboration with Google’s OSS-Fuzz


Dissecting Buffer Overflow Attacks in MongoDB

Towards the end of 2020, a new vulnerability in MongoDB was found and published. The vulnerability affected almost all versions of MongoDB, up to v4.5.0, but was discussed and patched appropriately. The vulnerability, CVE-2020-7928, abuses a well-known component of MongoDB, known as the Handler, to carry out buffer overflow attacks by way of null-byte injections.


Schedule and Automate Postgres Backups on Kubernetes

Postgres, also known as PostgreSQL, is a powerful open-source relational database that has been around for over 30 years. It has a strong reputation for reliability, scalability, and performance, which is why it is used by a wide range of organizations, from small businesses to large enterprises, across various industries. Whether you need to store and retrieve large amounts of data, run complex queries, or support business-critical applications, Postgres can handle it all.


The SQL Injection Guide: Attacks, Types, Signs & Defense Against SQLi

Most dynamic web applications and sites — ones that store and process user information — use some sort of database implementation. One of the most common implementations involves SQL. Structured Query Language is a standard language for relational database management systems (RDBMS). It lets you query database records, change and modify them, set permissions, create custom views and storage procedures.


Schedule and Automate MongoDB Backup and Restore on Your Kubernetes Cluster

In this blog we will guide you step by step through using CloudCasa to backup and restore NoSQL databases such as MongoDB operating in your Kubernetes environment. Before we begin, let’s have some basic understanding of the database under test. NoSQL databases provide a variety of benefits including flexible data models, horizontal scaling, lightning-fast queries, and ease of use for developers.


10 Database Security Best Practices You Should Know

Around 39 billion records were compromised between January and December of last year, according to Flashpoint’s 2022 A Year in Review report. While this result is quite staggering, it also sends a clear message of the need for effective database security measures. Database security measures are a bit different from network security practices. The former involves physical steps, software solutions and even educating your employees.


How to Prevent SQL Injection Attacks?

Are you aware of the increasing threat of SQL injection vulnerabilities? In Q4 2022, AppTrana stopped 1,111,548 of these attacks. With over a million SQL injection attacks blocked in just three months, it’s clear that web applications are under siege. How to stay ahead of the game and protect your business now? Here is a guide to understanding this OWASP top 10 vulnerability and how to prevent SQL injection attacks.