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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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Alex has an interesting new paper on modplsq and mod_plsql passwords

I just saw that Alex Kornbrust has added a new paper on his site in the Whitepaper and Presentations section. This paper is titled "Fact Sheet about Oracle Mod_PLSQL Passwords".

This is an excellent short paper that describes details of the MODPLSQL and MOD_PLSQL passwords including details of the encryption algorithms used, the location of the encrypted passwords, how to change a password and also importantly how to decrypt a password. Alex finishes with some examples.