By Jim Finkle
July 22, 2009
BOSTON (Reuters) - Hackers will soon gain a powerful new tool for
breaking into Oracle Corp's database, the top-selling business software
used by companies to store electronic information.
Security experts have developed an easy-to-use, automated software tool
that can remotely break into Oracle databases over the Internet to
simulate attacks on computer systems, but cybercrooks can use it for
The tool's authors created it through a controversial open-source
software project known as Metasploit, which releases its free software
over the Web.
Chris Gates, a security tester who co-developed the Metasploit tool,
will unveil it next week at the annual Black Hat conference in Las
Vegas, where thousands of security experts and hackers will gather to
exchange trade secrets.
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the world's premier technical event for ICT security experts.
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