Archive for April, 2011

Persistent Intrusion and Locally Salted/Hashed Passwords

Sony’s recent break-in is a big deal. Not just because their tables were snarfed, but because apparently they don’t hash passwords (and they store credit card numbers and expiration dates too, plus security questions and answers – but thats a gripe for another day). The password theft isn’t a catastrophe if your password is unique […]

Oracle sequence repair after promotion

I want to start putting up snippets on occasion, often so I can find the code myself, but also for the world. So here’s the first in the series. Promotion of databases isn’t a big deal when overwriting the whole thing, except for the permission specifics and a few other details. Unfortunately promotion is usually […]