There are a number of ways in which a database can be attacked. Configuration weaknesses due to external attacks may expose the database server. Internal attacks may also put the database server in a difficult position.


The most common threats that affect the database server include SQL injections, network eavesdropping, unauthorized server access and password cracking. Attempts to improving server hosting database security should be carried out often. Here are some tips;

  1. Disable Unnecessary Services

Default installations as well as configurations are always not secure. In many instances you find that network services that do not get used in a web server configuration are always installed. When more and more services run on an operating system, more ports are left …

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