[From Yahoo! News
Securing the database is top of mind at most organizations now more than ever. How not? As it is, Slammer slapped us last winter, Microsoft had yet another SQL Server Hotfix patch out as of Friday, and Oracle on Friday put out a high-severity security alert warning of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) vulnerabilities that require immediate attention.
Some good comes out of even these miseries. Case in point: Following the SoBig and Blaster devastation wrought over the summer, Microsoft in August finally declared that it had committed to automatic security patch updates for its SQL Server database.
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