Search Engines Used to Attack Databases

Hackers have recently started to use search engines to find web-facing database interfaces that can be used to mount attacks on databases placed behind a firewall. This is a significant new development, completely exposing previously “protected” databases to outside attack. In fact, an attacker can data mine any of the commonly used search engines to find target databases to attack.

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