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TeamSHATTER’s Analysis of the October 2013 Oracle CPUTeam Shatter Exclusive

Posted October 16, 2013 by Alex Rothacker in Database Security, Oracle, Oracle, Team Shatter Exclusive with 0 comments

It’s the second Tuesday in October, so it is Oracle Critical Patch Update (CPU) time. The October 2013 CPU contains 127 fixes across Oracle’s Database, Fusion Middleware, Enterprise Manager, E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Oracle and Sun Systems Product Suite, MySQL, Oracle Linux and Virtualization, and Oracle Java product lines. This is the first CPU to include Java fixes, and with 51 fixes it is a sizable portion of the CPU’s total fixes. 92 of the fixes in this CPU are…

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TeamSHATTER’s Analysis of the July 2013 Oracle CPUTeam Shatter Exclusive

Posted July 17, 2013 by Alex Rothacker in Database Security, Oracle, Oracle, Team Shatter Exclusive with 0 comments

It is Oracle Critical Patch Update (CPU) time, so lace up your patching gloves. The July 2013 CPU contains 89 fixes across Oracle’s Database, Fusion Middleware, Hyperion, Enterprise Manager, E-Business Suite, Supply Chain, PeopleSoft, iLearning, Industry Applications Product Suite, Oracle and Sun Systems Product Suite, MySQL and Oracle Linux and Virtualization product lines. 45 of the fixes in this CPU are for vulnerabilities that are remotely exploitable without authentication. In other words, anybody on the network can exploit these vulnerabilities….

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What Every Database Administrator Should Know About Security

[The following is excerpted from "What Every Database Administrator Should Know About Security," a new report posted this week on Dark Reading's Database Security Tech Center.] To say that there is friction between security professionals and database administrators (DBAs) is putting it mildly. Database administrators are both the caretakers of database platforms and the managers of data. Very seldom are they also security experts. In many enterprises, the DBA and the security team find themselves at odds because the DBA is…

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De-FUD-ing Privileged User Management

I am proud to write this column for Dark Reading. The biggest reason is I get to share two decades of stuff I’ve seen with databases and security with you, and it starts really good conversations every time I attend security conferences and meet readers face-to-face. I can share perspective, help clarify issues around database threats, and explain the pros and cons of database security products. On occasion, I even get to call BS on things I believe only confuse DBAs and…

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Latest DBMS Security Patch Levels – Updated

TeamSHATTER keeps you up to date with the latest DBMS Security Patch levels to ensure you are protected with the latest security fixes. Last updated 3/21/2013   Oracle   Edition Latest Patch Release Date Comments Database 11g R2 Database 11g R1 Database 10g R2 Critical Patch Update January 2013 January 15th 2013   Database 10gR1 Critical Patch Update January 2012 January 17th 2012 Out of support. This was the final patch for 10gR1. Database 9i Critical Patch Update July 2010…

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No Questionable Calls Here: The March Madness Meets Higher Education Data Breach “Brackets” Are Back!Team Shatter Exclusive

Posted March 18, 2013 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, Education, Team Shatter Exclusive, Uncategorized with 2 comments
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March Madness is here! Yesterday, the NCAA Selection Committee selected 68 teams to participate in this year’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.  While fans across the country are sneaking out of the office to watch games, breaking out the ol’ college sweatshirts, and betting Vegas-style, we are joining the fun for the Third Annual Higher Education Data Breach Madness “Brackets.” Just like in previous years, the data breach madness “bracket” is determined solely by the number of reported breaches…

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Three Of The Biggest Credit Reporting Agencies Acknowledge Data Breaches

Posted March 13, 2013 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, Hacker News with 0 comments
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The three biggest credit reporting agencies in the U.S. each have reportedly acknowledged intrusions into their systems following the revelation of personal data, including financial information, of celebrities and prominent figures on a website this week. Executives at Equifax, Trans Union and Experian acknowledged the breach to Bloomberg in a report published Tuesday. Tim Klein, a spokesman for Equifax, told the news agency that a hacker gained “fraudulent and unauthorized access” to at least four consumer credit reports at the…

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Evernote Hack Affects 50 Million Users

Posted March 7, 2013 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security with 0 comments
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Tens of millions of online note-takers found themselves worrying about their security Monday, as questions remained about a weekend hack of Evernote. The online note-taking and archiving service began requiring its 50 million users to reset their passwords Saturday after announcing it was the victim of a security breach, making it the latest tech company in recent weeks to fall victim to hackers. Click for complete article >>

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Security Experts Urge State Governments To Up Cyber Security Measures

Posted March 1, 2013 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, Government (State), Hacker News with 0 comments
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The email sent to several thousand of state employees in early February looked official. It featured the state logo and a familiar warning that email access was about to be cut off because the employee’s inbox was too full. The email invited employees to click on a link to solve the problem. If an employee clicked, a screen popped up asking for more data, including the employee’s name, login and password. It was a classic spear-fishing exploit with the hacker’s…

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Zendesk Hack Exposes Twitter, Pinterest And Tumblr Data

Posted February 21, 2013 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, Hacker News with 0 comments
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Customer service software provider Zendesk announced a security breach that allowed attackers into its system, where they could access data from three customers this week. Wired learned those three clients were Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr. The San Francisco-based company announced the breach in a blog post published early Thursday night. Tumblr notified affected users in an email at approximately 6:35 p.m. PST; Twitter and Pinterest are expected to do so shortly. Zendesk declined to comment beyond its blog post, titled, appropriately,…

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