Forwarded from: Jay D. Dyson <jdysonat_private> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- On Thu, 15 Nov 2001, InfoSec News wrote: > LAS VEGAS -- Oracle's top executive told computer hackers on Monday > night that his software is so secure they would never be able to break > into Oracle's Web site, a boast that may be taken by many as a > challenge. > > "This is a very dangerous thing to say--I'm not inviting a bunch of > hackers to bring down the Oracle Web site," said Larry Ellison, Oracle's > chair and chief executive officer. "But so far, with more than 1000 > attacks a day, we've had no downtime, no interruption of service." If stupidity is dangerous, then Mr. Ellison's statement is accurate. For clear and concise refutation on why the challenge is bogus, I need only point to Bruce Schneier's December 1998 remarks on the matter: http://www.counterpane.com/crypto-gram-9812.html#contests Mr. Ellison would do well to read it and recognize his folly. And for the record, nothing, but *nothing* is perpetually secure. Time is the greatest reducer of perceived absolutes. And when (not if) the time comes when Oracle is breached, I will personally laugh... ...and point. - -Jay ( ( _______ )) )) .--"There's always time for a good cup of coffee"--. >====<--. C|~~|C|~~|(>------ Jay D. Dyson -- jdysonat_private ------<)| = |-' `--' `--' `-Terrorists prefer victims who don't strike back.-' `------' -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: 2.6.2 Comment: See http://www.treachery.net/~jdyson/ for current keys. iQCVAwUBO/N487lDRyqRQ2a9AQEc1gQAnsoRDDZetlEJ60oag3fhbswVwdZDvnu6 C3OPBSXS+8908nRfZJuk3iu0nuK1UkrUQ5nQhiMV8TsJoJ+8SwTzzRSWCBXtgBhJ QIrWVrb5VaDIbnrUIsRcWzr6DPQBOSrGBEYMrb4V30p+EeCyLuhZdcLjNRlip3Se 59FmIPZIy4c= =pYVI -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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