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SQL Injection Tutorial With Havij

According to a survey the most common technique of hacking a website is SQL Injection. SQL Injection is a technique in which hacker insert SQL codes into web Forum to get Sensitive information like (User Name , Passwords) to access the site and Deface it. The traditional SQL injection method is quite difficult, but now a days there are many tools available online through which any script kiddie can use SQL Injection to deface a webite, because of these tools websites have became more vulnerable to these types of attacks.

One of the popular tools is Havij, Havij is an advanced SQL injection tool which makes SQL Injection very easy for you, Along with SQL injection it has a built in admin page finder which makes it very effective.

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Supported Databases With Havij

  • MsSQL 2000/2005 with error.
  • MsSQL 2000/2005 no error union based
  • MySQL union based
  • MySQL Blind
  • MySQL error based
  • MySQL time based
  • Oracle union based
  • MsAccess union based
  • Sybase (ASE)


Now i will Show you step by step the process of SQL injection.

Step1: Find SQL injection Vulnerability in tour site and insert the string (like of it in Havij as show below.

Step3: Now click on the Analyse button as shown below.

Now if the your Server is Vulnerable the information about the target will appear and the columns will appear like shown in picture below:

Step4: Now click on the Tables button and then click Get Tables button from below column as shown below:

Step5: Now select the Tables with sensitive information and click Get Columns button.After that select the Username and Password Column to get the Username and Password and click on the Get Table button.


Here are some of the countermeasures you can take to reduce the risk of SQL Injection

1.Renaming the admin page will make it difficult for a hacker to locate it

3.Use a Intrusion detection system and compose the signatures for popular SQL injection strings

4. One of the best method to protect your website against SQL Injection attacks is to disallow special characters in the admin form, though this will make your passwords more vulnerable to bruteforce attacks but you can implement a capcha to prevent these types of attack.

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karan chauhan on March 1, 2011 at 9:55 PM said...

Wooohhhhhh thanks rafay with your inspiration i have also successfully launched my book on "Learn Facebook Hacking" today...
Please see at and comment..

Muralimohan.A.R on March 2, 2011 at 2:32 AM said...

I just downloaded THC Hydra for my ubuntu. but I don't know to install the software..kindly tell me how to install it..

Muralimohan.A.R on March 2, 2011 at 2:59 AM said...

i just downloaded hydra for my ubuntu.but i don't know to compile it.kindly tell me to do it..

SparkiNeuron said...


Thanx for sharing :)

SparkiNeuron said...

On what principle this SQL works?

Nrupen Masram on March 2, 2011 at 9:49 AM said...

Awesome Tutorial

Rafay Baloch on March 2, 2011 at 10:14 AM said...

Are you asking how SQL injection works or how SQL works?

Rafay Baloch on March 2, 2011 at 10:15 AM said...

Google it.

Muralimohan.A.R on March 3, 2011 at 6:24 AM said...

I googled it ..i couldn't find it..

Rafay Baloch on March 3, 2011 at 6:34 AM said...

Can you tell me what version of Ubuntu are you using?

Muralimohan.A.R on March 4, 2011 at 8:55 AM said...

I use Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkart(desktop edition)...

Wamiq Ali on March 5, 2011 at 1:42 AM said...

Nice Tool however,
Go to ubuntu forums [dot] com or else get .deb archive, it will install automatically without use of terminal.

Muralimohan.A.R on March 6, 2011 at 4:57 AM said...

I have to compile it first before installing..That's the prblm...

Anonymous said...

So many dam n00bies now a days in Linux, just go back to Windows.

Open up the damn terminal:
make install

Was that so damn hard?

Anonymous said...

@damn Anonymous

What is your damn problem?? LOL

Anonymous said...

Very awesome if you guys need SQL Sites to practice this SQL Injection tutorial type this code into google and do a seach:


It will list all pages that use SQL

Have fun

I trieded it and it works very awesome!!

After you get the username and password go here to see how to add both after the website and login.


Thanks for this amazing site!

Anonymous said...

can u upload c99 shell...? using havij

Anonymous said...

Hello dude, warmest welcome from Mauriitus... Well,a ctually am using havij and have found a website vulnerable to it, all is well, but when am trying to get the data of the admins, its invisble, havij is working, we can see it shifting to other line as well but i cant see the username and password?? help pleasee. thnxx in advance

Tuaha Jawaid on June 9, 2012 at 9:43 AM said...

There is no input to inject :S ? WHat does that mean

Anonymous said...

hey what program are you using in this tutorial ?

Carlos Leonardo on October 9, 2012 at 10:39 AM said...

I am getting error message saying there is no input to inject whats that

christi parks on January 21, 2013 at 2:55 AM said...

I am not a programmer but I have this SQL subject this session and have to prepare for it. What all topics should be covered in it?
And has anyone studied from this course of SQL tutorial online?? or tell me any other guidance...
would really appreciate help

vishwanath vissu on March 20, 2013 at 12:36 AM said...

hai rafay your site is very informative and nice iam regular visitor of your blog
i want information regarding hacking servers plz provide the tutorial on this
i hope u will post
i sent you request to join in rha
my mail id

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