Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Experts says Oracle slow on patching security issues

“They (Oracle) are one of the slowest to get things patched. It is astonishing how backwards they are in terms of fixing security issues.” -- David Litchfield, co-founder and principal security consultant, NGSSoftware



The Apache module, which contains the flaw, allows Web applications to use the Procedural Language/Structured Query Language (PL/SQL) to dynamically create database calls. The code has security weaknesses that have been perennial sources of problems for the database maker. Oracle has patched various issues found by NGSSoftware four times, and each time, the company finds a way around the patch, Litchfield said.

Experts talking about security on MAC vs PC

Interesting read ... I urge you guys to spend some quality time going through this.

"If you look at the number of published vulnerabilities in software and the number of users and compare Windows versus Mac OS you will discover that Mac OS has far more published vulnerabilities per user than Windows does so I think the data pretty much speaks for itself." -- 3ric Johanson, security researcher

Chrome learns from IE8

Chrome is learning from IE !! Google nothing to be ashamed off ... feel free to learn from the leader :)

Google yesterday announced it has added several new security features to Chrome, including two that were first popularized by rival Microsoft in Internet Explorer 8 last year.



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