Oracle Security Easily Bypassed, Warns Researcher

Jul 27, 2005 / By Paul Vallee

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Database encryption can be broken.

According to security expert Alexander Kornbrust, Oracle’s standard encryption mechanism can be easily circumvented. Korbrust intends to give a presentation later this week at the Black Hat 2005 security conference demonstrating how Oracle’s encryption can be broken.

“A lot of people think that if they use this DBMS Crypto, a hacker is not able to decrypt the data, but I found a way to get the keys,” said Kornbrust. “If a hacker breaks into your database, he’s able to retrieve all of the sensitive information like credit card numbers.” read article.

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