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Hacking Oracle's database will soon get easier




Hacking Oracle's database will soon get easier
Hacking Oracle's database will soon get easier



http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/22/AR2009072202447.html 

By Jim Finkle
Reuters
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 
hacking.

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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