Oracle will join Microsoft on next week’s Patch Tuesday freight train and it will be another mega-release.

The database server giant says in a pre-release announcement that it will patch a whopping 81 vulnerabilities, some serious enough to be remotely exploitable without authentication (over a network without the need for a username and password). 

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! 

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