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19 Jun 2017 Oracle's Security Fixing Practices [64506]
By Eric Maurice

Eric Maurice blogs, "In a previous blog entry, we discussed how Oracle customers should take advantage of Oracle's ongoing security assurance effort in order to help preserve their security posture over time. In today's blog entry, we're going to discuss the highlights of Oracle's security fixing practices and their implications for Oracle customers.

As stated in the previous blog entry, the Critical Patch Update program is Oracle's primary mechanism for the delivery of security fixes in all supported Oracle product releases and the Security Alert program provides for the release of fixes for severe vulnerabilities outside of the normal Critical Patch Update schedule. Oracle always recommends that customers remain on actively-supported versions and apply the security fixes provided by Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts as soon as possible..."
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19 Jun 2017 Monday Spotlight: How To Install Java SE on Oracle Linux from ULN [64511]
By Sergio Leunissen

Sergio blogs, "This post describes the steps to install and update Java SE, including critical patch updates (CPU) on Oracle Linux via Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN). Customers who have Oracle Linux support and Java SE support from Oracle have access to commercial releases of Java SE via ULN..."
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12 Jun 2017 Building A Strong Cybersecurity Program For The Long Haul [64258]
Help Net Security, June 12th 2017

"Patch Tuesday is approaching and there is a chance it might be a boring one. Hopefully, I didn't jinx things by saying that, but I think most of what we'll see is a bit of volume on the third-party side. Before we get into the forecast, though, let's talk about the recent roller coaster we've all been on..."
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29 May 2017 6 Reasons Chip Hacks Will Become More Popular [63899]
CSO Online, May 29th 2017

"Code embedded in hardware has vulnerabilities and it's harder to patch. That will make it a target for hackers...

The recent Intel firmware vulnerability reminded me of an article I've been wanting to write for a few months. The essence is that firmware and chips can be hacked. They (or their related controller chips) contain software-like instructions that usually contain vulnerable security flaws. They are just harder to update.

Repeat after me: 'Chips and firmware are just harder-to-patch software.' Because of this, and other reasons, I fully expect more frequent hacks at the firmware and hardware-layer in the future...:
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28 May 2017 Top Ten Articles for last few Issues [63616]
Vol 231 Issues 1, 2 and 3 ; Vol 230 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 229 Issue 5

We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, the top 10 articles were:

  • IT Infrastructure for the Data-Driven Era
  • OracleVoice: Charity Serves India's Elderly With Help Of Cloud Tools
  • MySQL Enterprise backup : How to setup a slave for a standalone server with zero downtime?
  • Convenience Store Chain Royal Farms Automates HR 24/7
  • Succeed By Failing: How To Speed Your Software Development -- And Why It Matters
  • From Bioinformatics to Life Sciences - Accelerating Discovery with Innovative Storage
  • Oracle's Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics 12.2 and Oracle Data Miner 4.2 New Features
  • Oracle Analytics Cloud Service is Now Live!
  • The Digital CFO Challenge
  • Friday Spotlight: Security and Patch Updates to Secure Global Desktop

The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.
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