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New SQL Injection Tool Makes Attacks Possible from a Smartphone

Like a lingering cold, SQL injection continues to plague the enterprise with no end in sight. Researchers have found that the latest SQLi hits to some organizations have come by way of a new hacking tool that has made it easier than ever for attackers to wage these exploits: via their smartphones.

Known as “Katyusha Scanner,” this previously unknown tool combines the power of the Anarchi Scanner open-source penetration testing tool with the ephemeral and encrypted communication of the cloud-based Telegram messaging service. The resulting black market product makes it possible for the bad guys to carry out wide-ranging scans and attacks against a big volume of websites directly, and conveniently, from their mobile devices, according to Recorded Future, which published details on the tool yesterday. 

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