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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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Oracle Security Under Scrutiny

Oracle Security Under Scrutiny - By Larry Greenemeier

"When someone attacks your company's I.T. systems, they're usually after one thing: your data. Pilfering information about employees, clients, intellectual property, or business strategy from well-guarded databases has typically been an inside job perpetrated by employees with a certain level of access to the database system. This is still the case, but databases are becoming more vulnerable to the outside world as Web-facing apps demand faster access to information and databases move closer to the network perimeter, opening them to network-based attacks."

This is a very good 4 page article discussing the current state of Oracles security. I particularly like the quote "Generally speaking, databases are very difficult to attack," MacPherson says. "They're the most secure aspects in a network." on page 4