Social Engineering and Oracle {1}

by Vincent S
Global network security has become a hot issue in the last decade or so as hackers continue to exploit network vulnerabilities.  For this reason, many more sponsored hacking conventions and competitions have appeared in order to attract pro-hackers to participate and help discover weaknesses in large companies.  In particular, Defcon, the world’s largest hacking convention and competition, helps to expose which companies have the worst security structures.  This past year, Oracle was named as the most vulnerable company in terms of social engineering.  It was revealed that although Oracle does not seem to have obvious back-doors in it network infrastructure, its employees were more willing to give out information over the phone that could aid a hacker in bringing down the network more than any other major company. read more...