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Pete Finnigan's Oracle Security Weblog

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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Marcus Ranum interview on Security Focus

Thanks to Joel for emailing me earlier in the week to let me know that Marcus Ranum had been interviewed on SecurityFocus recently. The interview is very interesting and is titled "Interview with Marcus Ranum" by Federico Biancuzzi and dated 21 June 2005. The interview is very interesting and is a question and answer session. I had heard of Marcus before, quite a few times on various lists in the past but didn't realise his part in the security heritage we all enjoy now. For instance he was the designer and implementer of the first commercial firewall, DEC SEAL. I liked the comment Marcus makes in page 2 that he believes that zero progress is being made in computer security and this has been the case for some time, he also says the same ideas are cropping up again and again since the 1980's. This is a good interview and worth reading.