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Oracle 11g Anti-hacker's Cookbook

By : Adrian Neagu
Book Image

Oracle 11g Anti-hacker's Cookbook

By: Adrian Neagu

Overview of this book

For almost all organizations, data security is a matter of prestige and credibility. The Oracle Database is one of the most rich in features and probably the most used Database in a variety of industries where security is essential. To ensure security of data both in transit and on the disk, Oracle has implemented the security technologies to achieve a reliable and solid system. In Oracle 11g Anti-Hacker's Cookbook, you will learn about the most important solutions that can be used for better database security."Oracle 11g Anti-hacker's Cookbook" covers all the important security measures and includes various tips and tricks to protect your Oracle Database."Oracle 11g Anti-hacker's Cookbook" uses real-world scenarios to show you how to secure the Oracle Database server from different perspectives and against different attack scenarios. Almost every chapter has a possible threads section, which describes the major dangers that can be confronted. The initial chapters cover how to defend the operating system, the network, the data and the users. The defense scenarios are linked and designed to prevent these attacks. The later chapters cover Oracle Vault, Oracle VPD, Oracle Labels, and Oracle Audit. Finally, in the Appendices, the book demonstrates how to perform a security assessment against the operating system and the database, and how to use a DAM tool for monitoring.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Oracle 11g Anti-hacker's Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Using an offline Oracle password cracker

As we have mentioned and emphasized before you should perform security assessments against your databases regularly. Password crackers are the best tools to check your real passwords strength. These tools are used also by attackers to crack passwords. If you can crack a password then there is 100 percent probability that an attacker can do the same. In recent years, some very fast Oracle password crackers were developed. In this recipe we will use one of the fastest, an Oracle password-cracker tool developed by Laszlo Toth called woraauthbf.

This tool can be downloaded from Laszlo's personal page (For a description of the tool and its download link, go to; it has the capability of cracking passwords based on hash, dictionary, and brute force methods.

In this recipe we will connect to the HACKDB database, and we will collect the password hashes in a file that will be used as...