Tahnks all for your responses (so many) I am reading up on it now
----- Original Message -----
From: "Johan Lundqvist" <johan@stripped>
Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: 1' and '1' or '1
> Hi Dave,
> 1st: Never, never, never store passwords in plain text!! Just don't do it.
> Store a hash of the password (ie md5 or something else).
> 2nd: Never pass any input from the Internet directly into a query without
> first checking it for sql injection.
> Take a look at Wikipedia article for a brief explanation and several links
> to further info.
> Critters wrote:
>> A user was able to log into my site using:
>> 1' and '1' or '1
>> in the username and password box.
>> I ran the query SELECT * FROM members WHERE name = '1' and '1' or '1' AND
>> password = '1' and '1' or '1'
>> And it returned all rows. Can someone explain to me why this happens, and
>> if the steps I took (replacing the ' with a blank space when the user
>> submits the login form) is enough to prevent a similar "hack"
>> Appreciate any feedback.
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