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When security and news collide

Behold! There’s a scary monster called skip‑2.0, announced by ESET: This backdoor targets MSSQL Server 11 and 12, allowing the attacker to connect stealthily to any MSSQL account by using a magic password – while automatically hiding these connections from the logs. Such a backdoor could allow an attacker to stealthily copy, modify or delete
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Time to upgrade your SQL Server 2005 instance

Last edited on 17 November 2016. As you know, SQL Server 2005 is now over ten years old. Microsoft has helpfully provided a list of ten reasons why you should be upgrading from SQL Server 2005. The question is not whether you should be upgrading it (you should, by the way), but to which version? Microsoft even
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