Database rootkit menace looms

Monday, 4 April 2005, 1:25 PM EST

Crackers are developing more sophisticated techniques for take over the control of corporate databases using malicious code akin to malware already common on Unix platforms. The threat also applies to repository-based software such as CRM systems and web applications, creating a need for new security tools, according to Alexander Kombrust of Red Database Security.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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