Is the practice of penetration testing headed the way of desktop publishing and the PDA? Well probably not dead as is dead and gone, it just won't be as cool as it was before. Here's a look at the possible reincarnation of penetration testing
Oracle Corp. acknowledged the existence of multiple security holes in its database software Tuesday and said it would issue an alert to customers shortly. The U.K. security expert who found the holes criticized Oracle's conduct, saying that it has been sitting on patches that would fix the holes for about two months.
Microsoft Corp. has responded to criticism from users and issued a software patch for a major security vulnerability in the Windows XP operating system, reversing an earlier decision to require users to upgrade to Windows XP Service Pack 1 to remove the vulnerability.
Deep in the midst of an effort to beef up the security of its software, Microsoft Corp. Monday made available a free tool designed to search out security vulnerabilities hiding in Windows-based computers.