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Content tagged with Database Security posted in January 2010
Wiping Out Wimpy Passwords
Commentary  |  1/29/2010  | 
Recent breaches at Rockyou.com and Hotmail illustrate the consistency of human behavior: Since the dawn of access control systems, users continue to choose easily guessed passwords.
What Data Discovery Tools Really Do
Commentary  |  1/20/2010  | 
Data discovery tools are becoming increasingly necessary for getting a handle on where sensitive data resides. When you have a production database schema with 40,000 tables, most of which are undocumented by the developers who created them, finding information within a single database is cumbersome. Now multiply that problem across financial, HR, business processing, testing, and decision support databases -- and you have a big mess.
Discovery And Your Database
Commentary  |  1/13/2010  | 
Database discovery is the act of locating databases on a network. Years ago, this was simple because companies had only one or two databases. Now just about every application created relies on database services to provide data integrity and transactional consistency.
IBM: Customer Stiffed Us For $1.7 Million
News  |  1/11/2010  | 
Big Blue lawsuit claims Wall Street firm BGC improperly obtained multiple copies of its Informix database software.
Airline Security: The Technical Task Of Connecting Dots
Commentary  |  1/7/2010  | 
The Obama team must not underestimate the integration effort required to assimilate intelligence data generated by myriad sources.
Humedica Analytics Tools Aim To Curb Complications
News  |  1/6/2010  | 
Predictive analytics tools use clinical data to identify patients at high risk for medical complications.


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Shibboleth Identify Provider 3.x before 3.4.6 has a denial of service flaw. A remote unauthenticated attacker can cause a login flow to trigger Java heap exhaustion due to the creation of objects in the Java Servlet container session.
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The Snap7 server component in version 1.4.1, when an attacker sends a crafted packet with COTP protocol the last-data-unit flag set to No and S7 writes a var function, the Snap7 server will be crashed.