database servers


With the Database, Sometimes it’s the Little Things That Matter

Guest editorial by Alex Rothacker Most users are aware of the risks connected to the default, blank and weak username/password combinations associated with most applications. Yet it amazes the research community that many companies still don’t heed the following simple advice:1) Don’t use easily guessed passwords. 2) Change the default credentials that ship with your apps, and 3) Please do not just leave the passwords blank! 

Oracle Ships Critical Out-of-Band Security Patch

Oracle
has released an out-of-band patch to fix a gaping security hole in the
Oracle WebLogic Node Manager and, warning that an attacker could launch
remote attacks over a network without the need for a username and
password.

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