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Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities (continued)
Jan 16, 2018 The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities made quite a news item the last couple of days. Using the MCX website MCX would like to inform it's customers regarding any new developments surrounding these vulnerabilities. MCX has kept a close eye on all news in the past few days. Unfortunately, not all patches or workarounds have yet been released. Some updates made it even worse (unstable systems). When patches can be applied, MCX will inform it's customers…
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Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities
Jan 04, 2018 On January 4th a set of vulnerabilities in the Intel chip architecture have surfaced. These vulnerabilities have been given the names Meltdown and Spectre. The vulnerabilities make it possible for programs to read portions of other programs that are loaded into the machine's memory. This way information can be unfairly read.

The vulnerabilities are officially registered with these corresponding numbers:

Spectre:
CVE-2017-5715 (http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2017-5715)
CVE-2017-5753 (http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2017-5753)
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New security dashboard
Dec 28, 2017 Oracle has introduced the 'Secure Configuration Console' which allows easy in-depth insight in various security configuration items of the Oracle E-Business Suite application. Using this dashboard the 'health' can be examined on a per environment basis. The dashboard also allows modification of certain security configurations to mitigate any risks of abuse according to the Oracle security standards. Example checks are:

- Use of default application passwords.
- Use of default database…
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MCX helps the City Council of The Hague think about Oracle, Security, Architecture and Continuity
Dec 18, 2017 In 2002 Oracle initiated the first contact between the City Council of The Hague and MCX. At the time, the question was asked whether MCX could assist the City Council with the technical implementation of the Oracle E-Business Suite. These were the first steps of a long-lasting collaboration between the Systems Knowledge Centre of The Hague and MCX, which - to everyone's satisfaction - is continuing today. Department Manager Wouter van de Westeringh, is sharing…
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