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This is the weblog for Pete Finnigan. Pete works in the area of Oracle security and he specialises in auditing Oracle databases for security issues. This weblog is aimed squarely at those interested in the security of their Oracle databases.

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Howard Rogers has a new ebook out

Jonathan Gennick today announced the O'Reilly has a new ebook written by Howard for sale on its web site. The book is Howards New Features in Oracle 9i (PDF) book. I think that this is an updated and improved version of Howard’s previous paper that was available from his site previously.

Any of Howard’s written work is always excellent and a $5.95 (USD) fee to get the book is extremely fair. I hope that O'Reilly make a habit of releasing books like this example.

So what is in it for us Oracle security enthusiasts? - This ebook includes a chapter on the security enhancements added in 9i. It also includes a chapter on the Log Miner enhancements. This is a very useful tool in the security person’s arsenal as it is great for forensics work. The book is an excellent read even if it’s mostly not about security. As I have said previously here, to keep up with Oracle security also means knowing as much as possible about the rest of Oracle and also about security. To secure Oracle effectively you need to think like a hacker.