| More Java Bugs Lead to More Attacks in Java & J2EE |
| February 25, 2013 |
Not even a week after Oracle sent out its latest set of Java patches, security firm Security Explorations reported two more vulnerabilities that allow hackers to bypass the language's security sandbox entirely. These flaws reported affect all versions of Java 7, including Java 7 Update 15, the latest one released.
| Oracle Unveils MySQL 5.6 in MySQL |
| February 19, 2013 |
Earlier this month, Oracle released version 5.6 of MySQL, the widely popular open source database. While the latest version brings a number of significant new features and capabilities, some observers wonder if it's too little, too late – as many users have been transitioning to MariaDB, a competing open source database created by the original founder of MySQL.
| Python Big Data Company Gets DARPA Funding in Python |
| February 11, 2013 |
It looks as if the Python programming language has grown up. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) just spent $3 million to help fund a start-up company that is exploring and improving Python's capabilities in the areas of big data and analytics.
| Oracle Java Security Woes Continue in Oracle |
| February 04, 2013 |
When it comes to Java, Oracle has been having just about the worst year ever. If there is any kind of silver lining to the company's troubles, perhaps it is the hope that Oracle is finally learning that security updates must go out as soon as they're needed, and not only at the firm's convenience.
| Secure Your Business for Data Privacy Day in Security |
| January 28, 2013 |
Today is Data Privacy Day, a global celebration that commemorates the 1981 signing of the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. It's a great day to evaluate your firm's data security, and consider what you and your co-workers can do to further safeguard your sensitive data.
| Google Testing Security Fob Password Alternative in Security |
| January 21, 2013 |
After seeing and hearing about too many successful incidents of hacking and identity theft, one does not need to be a paranoid systems administrator to think passwords might no longer offer strong enough security. Google agrees with this sentiment, and the search giant is testing a device that could replace those pesky passwords with something more hacker-proof.
| Oracle's New IaaS Cloud Option: There's a Catch in Oracle |
| January 15, 2013 |
Lately, Oracle has embraced cloud computing in a big way. The company's latest twist on its cloud infrastructure as a service is an on-demand option that incurs no large up-front costs and only a monthly fee. But you'd better take a look at the fine print before you sign on the dotted line.
| Perl Turns 25 in Perl Programming |
| January 07, 2013 |
Last month, not long before all the holiday excitement set in, the programming language Perl quietly turned 25. The language has grown and changed a great deal since Larry Wall unveiled version 1. But so has the programming world in general. Is there still a place for this versatile yet infuriating open source creation?
| Apache Unveils Cassandra 1.2 in Apache |
| January 02, 2013 |
Administrators of big databases, rejoice. The Apache Software Foundation just unveiled Apache Cassandra 1.2, a high-performance NoSQL database with tons of new features, including version three of the Cassandra Query Language.
| Oracle Acquires Eloqua to Boost Cloud Presence in Oracle |
| December 24, 2012 |
Playing catch-up in the cloud computing arena, Oracle acquired Eloqua this month in a deal worth $871 million. Vienna-based Eloqua went public just this summer. The deal with Oracle should close during the first half of 2013.
| Hackers Compromise PHP Sites to Launch Attacks in PHP |
| December 17, 2012 |
If you handle the security for a PHP-based website, pay very close attention to the security, and make sure you're using up-to-date versions of plug-ins. That's the message from Arbor Network, who reported that hackers were using PHP-based websites to launch distributed denial-of-service attacks against banks.
| Security News Highlights Concerns in Security |
| December 10, 2012 |
These days, running an insecure system can leave your company facing much worse consequences than an offline website. You could face lawsuits. A recent article on a security breach at a large insurance company brings that issue into focus. Keep reading to see how Nationwide is trying to do the right thing.
| MySQL Vulnerabilities Threaten Databases in MySQL |
| December 03, 2012 |
Over the weekend, a prominent developer and security professional released some uncomfortable information to the Full Disclosure mailing list for MySQL open source database project. He revealed information and exploits for a number of MySQL vulnerabilities that could let attackers gain access to a database and execute malicious code.