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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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Nice idea on audition using trace events

There was an interesting post on my Oracle security forum yesterday by Marcel-Jan about using event ORA-942 to detect if someone is attempting to access tables that do not exist. This post is titled "ORA-942 as addition to auditing" and is an interesting idea. It will be interesting to test this to see if the performance hit would be too great. It would be interesting to compare this with table access audit on error and also with system error triggers.

Its an interesting idea if you know anything of SQL Server as it can use trace for detailed level audit.