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Litchfield Bows Out

Posted: February 3rd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Blip, M.Aaron.Silverman, Socially Engineered, Tecnoid, They Said What | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Litchfield Bows Out

David LitchfieldLitchfield exposes one last Oracle security bug before walking away from his database battles

Virginaia: In 2001, Larry Ellison brashly proclaimed in a keynote speech at the computing conference Comdex that his database software was “unbreakable.”

“You have this ideal vision of doing something for the greater good,” said David Litchfield, managing director of Next Generation Security Software Ltd. of London, who acknowledged that a small bit of his code might have been used in the attack. “I will probably no longer publish such code.” David Litchfield via The Washington Post

David Litchfield has devoted the last nine years to making the Oracle chief executive regret that marketing stunt. At the Black Hat security conference Tuesday afternoon, Litchfield unveiled a new bug in Oracle’s 11G database software, a critical, unpatched vulnerability that would allow a hacker to take control of an Oracle database and access or modify information at any security level.

“Anything that God can do on that database, you can do” Litchfield

The problem lies in the PLSQL Gateway, a component of the Oracle Internet Application Server, the Oracle Application Server and the Oracle HTTP Server, he said in an e-mail to the BugTraq mailing list :: Read the full article »»»»


Oracle Layoffs

Posted: January 24th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Business News, M.Aaron.Silverman, Socially Engineered | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Oracle Layoffs

Oracle Hides Behind Apples Smoke n Mirror ‘Tablet Launch!

On Wednesday we will gather not to praise Sun Microsystems, but to bury it!?
Oracle CEO Oracle CEO Larry Ellison will unviel the details of his plans for the weather worn server vendor, on the same day his crony Steve Jobs will unveil a new product Ellisons’ triumph will be drowned out by the hype and fanfair of Apples New Release Tablet. Getting serious though: Since when has Ellison been known to do anything by accident? Ellison could announce thousands of job cuts and discontinue products. This is the kind of news any company wants to bury. Hiding behind the Tablet Launch has to be viewed with a large amount of sinercism. Ellison, no doubt, would also like to hide a memo that Sun Chief Jonathan Schwartz sent to his employees Thursday after Oracle received approval for the merger from European regulators. Schwartz wrote: “Upon change in control, every employee needs to emotionally resign from Sun. Go home, light a candle and let go of the expectations and assumptions that defined Sun as a workplace. Honor and remember them, but let them go.” Read the full article »»»»