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skip-2.0 and SQL Server Security

K. Brian Kelley has the lowdown on skip-2.0:

I’ve read recently that there’s a new piece of malware that’s been named skip-2.0 and it targets SQL Server. What exactly is it, where did it come from, and how do I protect myself against it?

This new piece of malware, skip-2.0, does target SQL Server. Specifically, it targets SQL Server versions 11 and 12, which correspond to the names SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014 respectively. Therefore, if you’re only running SQL Server 2016 or higher, you’re not affected by skip-2.0 (yet another reason to upgrade).

Read on to learn how it works and how you can protect against it.