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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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BlackHat Last week

I have just returned from the Blackhat briefings in Las Vegas that happened August 2nd and August 3rd. I spoke there about Unwrapping PL/SQL on Wednesday morning. This was a great conference, some great presentations and some great people there. I had a great time speaking and listening. The trip was very tiring for me though, roughly 5100 miles in each direction and an 8 hour time zone switch all over 4 days. This is why I have not had not posted here for more than a week. I was not really enamoured with the thought of connecting to the Internet via wireless in a town full of security experts and hackers! - The DefCon confernece was also on last week.

I have just found a nice preview article by Bill Brenner (Who I had the great pleasure to meet in person in Las Vegas - we have spoken only via email previously) that gives a good intro to the presentations. I will write here tomorrow about mine, Alex's and some of the others I went to listen to. Bill's article is "Black Hat preview: Spotlight on Vista, new exploits"