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Scansql.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Scansql.A
Technical name:HackTool/Scansql.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Hacking Tool
Effects:  It is a legal tool that allows to detect MSSQL servers with weak passwords.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Scansql.A poses a security risk to the computer where it is present. Though these programs are legal and useful tools when they are appropriately used, a hacker could take advantage of them in order to carry out malicious actions.

Scansql.A allows to carry out a test of the passwords used to access MSSQL servers. It uses a text file that works as a password list.

Scansql.A is not a risk by itself, but it could allow a malicious user to detect SQL servers with weak passwords to be attacked.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Scansql.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.