Little Bobby Droptables Lives!

It looks like someone has been reading the “webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language, xkcd, and had developed, and has developed an SQL injection attack to wipe traffic cameras.

I am not sure if would actually work, but I am profoundly impressed about how life mirrors one of the most popular web-comics on the web:

Typical speed camera traps have built-in OCR software that is used to recognize license plates. A clever hacker decided to see if he could defeat the system by using SQL Injection…

The basic premise of this hack is that the hacker has created a simple SQL statement which will hopefully cause the database to delete any record of his license plate. Or so he (she?) hopes. Talk about getting off scot-free!

I do not know if it will work, but I am profoundly amused.

Link to XKCD cartoon:

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