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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison: The NSA can not penetrate into our databases

2014-03-21  |  Comebuy News

The U.S. foreign intelligence of National Security Agency (NSA) can spy out not the databases of the company according to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. Ellison said according to a report by Reuters on demand at a Conference in San Francisco. According to him, some customers criticize even the large number of security features offered by Oracle's relational database management system (RDBMS).

"To the best of our knowledge, succeeded in anyone for decades to break in an Oracle database", Ellison said. "Are you so sure that that even people there who complain."

Apparently, Ellison wanted to reassure customers, who worry in the face of the revelations about the spying programs of the NSA to the security of their data. A published study of the information technology and Innovation Foundation in August 2013 US cloud come to lose up to $35 billion three years, because customers lose confidence in their offerings.

However, there are also conflicting opinions. The security expert David Litchfield said Reuters, considers the database software from Oracle the least secure. He regularly observe that such systems would be compromised.

Criticism of Oracle's security policy was last again in connection with the Java runtime environment. Experts criticize the large number of vulnerabilities and the slow update cycle. In contrast to software vendors like Adobe and Microsoft, which publish monthly patches, Oracle limits on four dates in the year. Mid-January Oracle had 144 security holes in 47 products filled - 34 alone in Java.

[with material from Max Smolaks, TechWeekEurope]

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