11 April 2006 | 3,967 views

Oracle on the Quest for ‘Secure Search’ – Rival for Google Desktop?

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A competitor for our buddy Google Desktop perhaps?

ORACLE, the world’s third- biggest software maker, has begun selling software that allows users to search only personal data on their work computers such as email, word documents and calendar appointments.

Chief executive Larry Ellison says the California company’s new search program “is one of the biggest products in years,” and may help draw users away from Google, which also offers software for searching content on computers and operates the world’s most-used internet search site.

“Google has always had a good search, but it was the security side that it’s not good at,” Ellison told reporters at the annual Oracle OpenWorld Tokyo 2006 conference in Japan.

“We have the security problem solved. That’s what we’re good at, and that’s the hard part of the problem.”

Sounds like a pretty cocky stance to me, “That’s what we’re good at” eh?

Oh well, with that kind of attitude I guess they are destined to fail.

Let’s see what flaws and privacy issues this one has..

Source: Australian IT



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3 Responses to “Oracle on the Quest for ‘Secure Search’ – Rival for Google Desktop?”

  1. kurt wismer 11 April 2006 at 4:07 am Permalink

    hahahaha… yeah, they’ve ‘solved’ the problem… like that version of their database server a couple years ago that was supposedly unbreakable yet a few months after release was found to be vulnerable…

    what they’re good at is deluding themselves into thinking they’ve solved the security problem… the very notion that they think they can solve the security problem points to a deep misunderstanding of security…

  2. Darknet 12 April 2006 at 5:16 am Permalink

    Kurt: Yah they really do tend to have an over-inflated view of their own prowess when it comes to security. The whole unbreakable software thing was pretty funny.

  3. Mårten 12 April 2006 at 11:31 am Permalink

    how do i get that kind of “darknet” , when no one can you??

    please answer!