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Monthly ArchiveNovember 2006

Research Papers D1m on 29 Nov 2006

Which RDBMS is more secure? Microsoft vs. Oracle

This research paper by David Litchfield from Next Generation Security Software (NGSSoftware), examines the differences between the security posture of Microsoft’s SQL Server and Oracle’s RDBMS based upon security vulnerabilities reported by external security researchers and since fixed by the vendor in question.

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Presentations &Research Papers D1m on 29 Nov 2006

Exploiting and Defending Against Search Engine Attacks

Search engines such as Google and Yahoo are crucial to regular use of the Internet. They are also indispensable tools for hackers who can perform information gathering without ever visiting the victim site. In this presentation Security Compass founder Nish Bhalla walks through examples of how search engines could be used to aid hackers. The presentation is structured as follows:

  • Web Application Review Methodology

Threat Analysis

Architecture Review

Application Review

  • Search Engine Basics
  • Google Hacking

…and can be downloaded from:

http://www.securitycompass.com/resources/SecurityCompass-Search Attacks.pdf


http://www.ddosed.com/uploads/presentations/SecurityCompass-Search Attacks.pdf

Presentations &Research Papers D1m on 29 Nov 2006

Hunting Down a DDoS Attack

Lars Axeland from TeliaSonera – the largest  telecommunications company in Sweden and Finland - made an interesting presentation on how internet service providers (ISPs) can prevent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks  and thus protect their network and their customers. He also briefly introduces TeliaSonera’s DDoS protection service.

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