SQL Injection Hall-Of-Shame / Internet-of-Things Hall-Of-Shame

SQL Injection Hall-Of-Shame by Arthur Hicken.

From the webpage:

In this day and age it’s ridiculous how frequently large organizations are falling prey to SQL Injection which is almost totally preventable as I’ve written previously.

Note that this is a work in progress. If I’ve missed something you’re aware of please let me know in the comments at the bottom of the page.

Don’t let this happen to you! For some simple tips see the OWASP SQL Injection Prevention Cheat Sheet. For more security info check out the security resources page and the book SQL Injection Attacks and Defense or Basics of SQL injection Analysis, Detection and Prevention: Web Security for more info.


With the rise of internet enabled devices in the Internet of Things or IoT the need for software security is becoming even more important. Unfortunately many device makers seem to put security on the back burner or not even understand the basics of cybersecurity.

I am maintaining here a list of known hacks for “things”. The list is short at the moment but will grow, and is often more generic than it could be. It’s kind of in reverse-chronological order, based on the date that the hack was published. Please assist – if you’re aware of additional thing-hacks please let me know in the comments at the bottom of the page.

I assume you find “wall-of-shame” efforts as entertaining as I do.

I am aware of honor-shame debates from a biblical studies perspective, on which see: Complete Bibliography of Honor-Shame Resources

“Complete” is a relative term when used regarding any bibliography in biblical studies and this appears to have at least one resource from 2011, but none later. You can run the references forward to collect more recent literature.

But the question with shaming techniques is are they effective?

As a case in point, consider Researchers find it’s terrifyingly easy to hack traffic lights where the post points out:

In fact, the most upsetting passage in the entire paper is the dismissive response issued by the traffic controller vendor when the research team presented its findings. According to the paper, the vendor responsible stated that it “has followed the accepted industry standard and it is that standard which does not include security.”

We can entertain ourselves by shaming vendors all day but only the “P” word will drive greater security.

“P” as in penalty.

Vormetric found that to be the case in What Drives Compliance? Hint: The P Word Missing From Cybersecurity Discussions.

Be entertained by wall-of-shame efforts but lobby for compliance enforced by penalties. (Know to anthropologists as a fear culture.)

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