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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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You can search inside the SANS Oracle security step-by-step guide

I was surfing tonight and ended up at Amazon looking at the page where the SANS press Oracle security step-by-step guide - A survival guide for Oracle security (The book I wrote for SANS) is listed and I was surprised to see a new link on there where you can search inside the whole of the book for any text string. I tried out utl_file_dir and got 6 results. You can then drill into the results and see the page. You need to register to see the link found in the search but it seems to be free even though you have to give credit card information. There are also a number of samples from the book, the front and back covers, the table of contents and an excerpt.

This is a great feature, not just for my book but for any book that has it. If you want to know if the book covers a certain parameter before you buy go ahead and search. Also the book has been recently re-printed and updated as version 2.0 with quite a lot of new material added. The book is also available from SANS.