I was just made aware of a news article about the Black Hat conference that took place in Las Vegas last week. The article was written by Ryan Naraine and is titled "Black Hat Confab to Spotlight Database Security
". The article gives a good overview of what was about to occur (has already occurred) at Black hat. There is a mention of David Litchfields 0-day exploits talk - expected to be about Oracle and also there is a discussion about Alex Kornbrusts talk on breaking Oracle's encryption mechanisms. This is a good primer news article. The presentations from the conference are now available on Black Hats site. I will be talking about some of them here soon.