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|Effects: ||It is a legal tool that allows to detect MSSQL servers with weak passwords.|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 13, 2003|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
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.
Scansql.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.