Oracle databases easy to hack, says researcher
A researcher showed today that Oracle’s databases could be hacked with brute-force attacks using only the database’s name and a username, according to Kaspersky Lab Security News.
Esteban Martinez Fayo, who works for AppSec Inc., was demonstrating his discovery at a security conference in Argentina and said that within just five hours on a regular PC using a special tool he could hack through easy passwords and access users’ data.
“It’s pretty simple,” Martinez Fayo told the security blog Dark Reading. “The attacker just needs to know a valid username in the database, and the database…
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