If you take apart Oracle’s software and find a hackable vulnerability, don’t tell the company. Or at least not its chief security officer.
“If you are trying to get the code in a different form from the way we shipped it to you…you are probably reverse engineering,” writes Oracle CSO Mary Ann Davidson. “Don’t. Just – don’t. ”
That, in short, is the message of a nearly 3,000-word rant Oracle Chief Security Officer Mary Ann Davidson wrote on her company blog yesterday. The post was deleted sometime before Tuesday morning, but is still visible on the Internet Archive.