Doug Bedell — July 10, 2017, 12:20 pm

Oracle, Too, Is Hard-Pressed by Hackers

What’s involved in keeping up with computer security threats? A lot, and the challenge of besting hackers is getting ever more unnerving. That’s the impression one gets from reading the post “Oracle is patched into a software crisis” on Security InfoWatch.

“You don’t have to be a news junkie,” John Matthew Holt observes on InfoWatch, “to be cognizant of the ever-present threat of cyber attacks and the necessity for vigilant security. Cyber attacks are on the uptick and cybersecurity teams are struggling to keep up by remedying software flaws and responding to potential threats.

“With the latest Oracle patch release, we have one of the largest software vendors in the world, with expert security resources and dedicated testing and remediation teams, belatedly discovering and responding to the presence of major, known-vulnerable components buried deep in the software stacks of their core software platforms…”

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