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Al-Bahr Reveals 6 Security Vulnerabilities Threatening the Privacy of ‘Oracle’ Company

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Added on - 2021/01/26  |  اخر تعديل - 2021/01/26

The academic staff member Dr. Marwan bin Ali Al-Bahr, the Vice Dean of the College of Computers for Development and Quality in Al-Leith and Head of the Cybersecutiry Club, revealed 6 security vulnerabilities that threaten the privacy of the International Oracle Company.

Dr. Al-Bahr explained that the security vulnerabilities that were discovered in (Oracle) violate the privacy of users. He also stated that they enable the manipulation of users' data by obtaining their personal data, which is considered to be a leaking of personal data, exposing many users to danger.

The Head of the Cybersecurity Club noted that the club has discovered, in the short period since its establishment, many security vulnerabilities in international companies, universities and sensitive international organizations.

He praised the support that the college and all its scientific departments and various programs, including the Cybersecurity Club, receive from the Dean of the College, vice deans, academic staff members, the administrative staff, and members of the Cybersecurity Club.

The international company (Oracle) appreciated the efforts exerted by the researcher in cyberspace, Dr. Marwan Al-Bahr, by which he was able to discover 6 security vulnerabilities in its system. Moreover, in the acknowledgement and appreciation page, the company placed the name of Dr. Marwan Al-Bahr among the list of senior cybersecurity officers, in appreciation of his continuous efforts. The list can be seen on the following link: click here.

On his part, the Dean of the College of Computers in Al-Leith and the General Supervisor of the Cybersecurity Club, Dr. Iskandar bin Muhammad Hawsawi, explained that the College of Computers in Al-Leith has managed, via the Cybersecurity Club, to record more than 20 security vulnerabilities threatening the cybersecurity space since the Cybersecurity Club was opened last January. He added that these efforts enabled the college to reach an outstanding position among scientific and international colleges.

Dr. Hawsawi explained that the Cybersecurity Club at the College of Computers in Al-Leith aims to consolidate the protection of networks, information technology systems, and operating systems and their hardware and software components, the services they offer, and the data they include, while taking into consideration the growing importance of cybersecurity in the life of different communities. He added that the college also aims to provide the foundation for the national industry in the field of cybersecurity to achieve the leadership of the Saudi Kingdom, on the basis of the Saudi Vision 2030.

Dr. Hawsawi then appreciated the support of the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and His Royal Highness the Crown (may Allah support them), which has a great impact on education, its students, its scientific, academic and research outputs, and its various community programs, at all levels.

The dean also praised the instructions, follow-up, and keenness of His Excellency the President of Umm Al-Qura University, Prof. Moaddi bin Muhammad Aal-Madh-hab, for all the colleges, including the College of Computers in Al-Leith, by encouraging the quality of its outputs and programs, and following up their academic and research requirements and community service programs.