Oracle9i Database Accepts the OpenHack 4 Challenge

Friday Nov 1st 2002 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff
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With security built in, not bolted on, Oracle9i Database and Oracle9i Application Server are competing in the eWeek OpenHack 4, an online security test challenging hackers worldwide to break in. During the first nine days, Oracle received more than 47,000 attacks -- all unsuccessful.

During the first 9 days, more than 47,000 attacks fail to crack Unbreakable security

With security built in, not bolted on, Oracle9i Database and Oracle9i Application Server are competing in the eWeek OpenHack 4 (October 22 - November 8), an online security test challenging hackers worldwide to break in. During the first nine days, Oracle received more than 47,000 attacks -- all unsuccessful.

By participating in eWeek's OpenHack 4 competition, Oracle is testing the fortitude of both Oracle9i Database and Oracle9i Application Server under real-world conditions. OpenHack 4 is both a test of development techniques and applications themselves, as well as a demonstration of how to program defensively and how to provide multiple interlocking layers of security.

Oracle recoded an eWeek Labs application -- the user-facing part of eWeek's eXcellence Awards Web site -- which has been used in production for the last two years, and is complex enough to require a variety of security-hardening techniques while still small enough to be understood quickly.

Oracle deployed the application on Oracle9i Application Server Release 2, using Oracle9i Database Release 2 as its database, while deploying the Web application and database servers on Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 2.1.

Additional information on OpenHack 4 is available at http://www.eweek.com/category2/0,3960,600431,00.asp.


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