SQL Injection

This post is for my cybersecurity students, and anyone else taking a cybersecurity class or studying for a certification exam.

From Jason Dion: “The most common type of code injection is SQL injection. An SQL injection attempts to modify one or more of an SQL query’s four basic functions: select, insert, delete, or update. Two common methods of performing an SQL injection are either using a single apostrophe (‘) or submitting an always true statement like 1=1.  As a penetration tester, you ...

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Using Your Learning Style When Preparing for Certification Exams

Humans learn in a variety of different ways. There are learning modalities that correspond to the physical senses.  Visual learning takes place as we read a book, flip through a slideshow, or watch a video.  Auditory learning happens when we listen to a lecture or as the second modality engaged when watching a video.  Kinesthetic/tactile learning happens when we use the senses ...

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Ports and Protocols

As you know from taking my classes, computers prefer numbers and humans prefer letters or words.  Port numbers are numerical placeholders for protocol names.  The best way to learn them is through daily professional use, or memorization.  Flash cards can be helpful if you are preparing for an exam that is heavy in ports and protocols, such as the CompTIA A+ or Network+.

Here is another study aid provided by Rich Muldoon.  Click on the image to enlarge to full size ...

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