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Oracle, still clueless about security

Oracle Chief Security Officer Mary Ann Davidson let loose a long rant about people who dare to look into the security of the company’s products. Oracle quickly backed away from those remarks, but has it faced up to the fact that its CSO has some wrongheaded notions about her own area of expertise?

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 25 Aug | Read more

OPM: The worst hack of all time

Hi, my name is Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols and I had a security clearance in the 1980s. Because of that, my personal records are likely to have been revealed by the <a href="">Office of Personnel Management hack</a>.

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 30 Jun | Read more

2015: The year the Internet crashes. Hard.

An Internet joke that goes back at least to the early 1980s consists entirely of the phrase: "<a href="">Imminent Death of the Net Predicted</a>!" Every year, even more often than you'd hear "This will be the year of the Linux desktop!" someone would predict that the Internet was going to go to hell in a handbasket -- and nothing happened. This year it's my turn, but I fear I'm going to be proved right.

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 09 Jan | Read more

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