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YouTube Stung By HTML Injection Attack

YouTube users got a special treat on July 4th- a large-scale attack was done against thousands of pages on the site using a simple HTML injection vulnerability in the comment system. The attack caused effects such as blacked out pages with enormous text scrolling across them, blanked out pages, and lots of redirects to "shock […]

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Google: “Hey guys, watch this!” (kaboom)

Tens of millions of users woke up this morning,went to Google, and immediately recoiled in horror. The lovely, graceful white Google page had been replaced with a glaring image of…something. Whatever it was, it was unexpected, distracting, and unwelcome. Questions flew: Was Google hacked? Is it April Fools Day already? Has my two-year old been […]

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Exporting Oracle to PostgreSQL

Just a slick little tool for anyone who needs to export an Oracle database to PostgreSQL: Ora2Pg. Ora2Pg is a free tool used to migrate an Oracle database to a PostgreSQL compatible schema. It connects to your Oracle database, scans it automatically, and extracts its structure or data. It then generates SQL scripts that you […]

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Pinning Oracle Packages for Performance

Pinning Oracle Packages for Performance It seems that a lot of people either aren't aware of the process of  "pinning" Oracle packages to increase performance, or if they are, they only have a hazy understanding of it. Marking packages as non-swappable ("pinned") prevents paging, which is the tedious process of swapping the code in and […]

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