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  • Oracle releases 51 security fixes

    The flaws are across Oracle's product line and attackers could exploit them remotely to compromise vulnerable systems. 

  • Oracle emulates Microsoft with advance patch notice

    Oracle will patch 52 security flaws across its product line Tuesday, according to its inaugural CPU advance notification bulletin. 

  • Cisco software vulnerable to attack

    Cisco's Clean Access software and Clean Access Manager are at risk to attack. A malicious user can access a database snapshot and download it without authentication. 

  • Schneier: Data breach at UCLA barely newsworthy

    This week in Security Blog Log: Security luminary Bruce Schneier and others sound off on the UCLA data breach that exposed 800,000 people to identity fraud. 

  • Hacker exploits UCLA database

    University staff notified over 800,000 potential victims after the discovery of the breach on Nov. 21. 

  • Oracle bulletins will rank patches, offer more detail

    Oracle has been criticized in the past for releasing complex security bulletins that are hard to decipher. The streamlined bulletins will be easier to digest, the company says. 

  • Symantec unveils Security 2.0 initiative

    As part of Security 2.0, Symantec unveiled new products and partnerships with VeriSign and Accenture to help customers secure their databases, manage risk and fight ID theft. 

  • Oracle expert warns of weakness in PL/SQL

    A well-known Oracle bug hunter says the wrapping mechanism used for PL/SQL -- the flagship language used in Oracle databases -- can be unraveled, exposing sensitive data. 

  • Security Bytes: Symantec patches Veritas NetBackup PureDisk flaw

    Meanwhile: Two MySQL database flaws are fixed, a study finds that many companies have lost laptops and the VA upgrades computer encryption after recent security breaches. 

  • Litchfield: Database security is IT's biggest problem

    Black Hat: Database security guru David Litchfield unveils 20-plus IBM Informix flaws that attackers could exploit to create malicious files, gain DBA-level privileges and access sensitive data.