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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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103 free security apps for Mac, Windows and Linux

Someone emailed me a link to this post and I thought it useful to point to it as many people do run Oracle on Windows and Linux, less on Mac. The post is titled "103 free security apps for Mac, Windows and Linux"

"How many times have you downloaded an app that could supposedly solve all of your computer problems absolutely free of cost? Now ask yourself how many times that app actually did what it was supposed to, or better yet how many times that app was actually free? More often than not your answer is going to be zero.

Unfortunately for all of us, most software providers use gimmicks to sucker consumers in to purchasing their enterprise security apps: Sure, they'll keep your computer virus free for 30 days, but after that you'll need a subscription. Otherwise they'll just scan your registry for bugs but won't fix them for you. Frankly, we're tired of that."