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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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Eight ways to hack Oracle



I thought when i started my own company again I would have had time to spedn updating my website and posting to my blog at least under the guise of marketing; so far no such luck. I am very busy with work, also with my new traing courses and also i have spent every late evening spare hour recently completing my presentations for the UKOUG conference in one weeks time. Details for my presentations; Oracle forensics, Oracle security tools, an Oracle security round table and also a two hour Oracle security master class are available on my home page. I have posted the slides for the masterclass, the security tools and the round table to the UKOUG. I will complete the Oracle forensics paper tomorrow evening I hope. I am really looking forward to the conference this year and catching up with lots of people. I am going down on the train from York every day this year to Birmingham to avoid the hideous experience I had with a bad hotel last year. I booked the tickets a long time ago and its really good value compared to a hotel and i am planning to get some work done on the train as well.

I have also a number of presentations coming up in the new year. I have just been asked to speak at the UNIX SIG in january about real world use of VPD, so that should be fun. I am also going to speak at a white-hats event in March, not sure of the exact title yet.

I have quite a back log of stuff to talk about here that hopefully i will get around to once the presentation writing phase is over. I also have some research topics planned and also some updated needed for the site to described and add srevices, partnerships and more; for the business thats more important so will get done fisrt.

OK. Some Oracle security, I found a new paper by Sean Hull the other day called Eight Ways to Hack Oracle. This is a good summary of some of the key problems with security in Oracle databases.

I also just downloaded a pdf of a new Oracle security book from syngress; I have only skimmed it so far. I will give some comments here later in the week on that.

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December 3rd, 2007 at 03:55 pm

Raj says:

Why not assign it to a Jr. level employee of your company and you can publish it with your approval? Isn't that cool eh? ?