I am just learning about SQL injection attack, and I want to test this by using sqlmap on my own website.However I wonder if the attack can cause any harm on my website's services during the attack? Thank you.

  • Never test a live system if you can avoid it. Commented Dec 25, 2015 at 20:05
  • thank you but I believe , if I do not try it on a live system , I can not observe how my website reacts the sql attack.
    – ccca
    Commented Dec 25, 2015 at 20:07
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    Clone the system and try it on the clone. Commented Dec 25, 2015 at 20:08
  • thank you for the good advices , I will consider to clone my website . However I also wonder what are the possible bad results after an SQL attack with sqlmap?
    – ccca
    Commented Dec 25, 2015 at 20:15

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You could corrupt or destroy all the data on the system.

Never try this on a live system. Clone one or build one in order to test.

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