New Free Database scanner… a Windows only Java program!

Jan 1st, 2007

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Category: General Security

New Free Database scanner… a Windows only Java program!

There’s a new freeware database security scanner available called scuba from Imperva.
The front page looks quite interesting so I’ll be sure to have a look at it. However not today, as I’m not in fromt of a windows machine.
And here’s the really weird bit. When I heard about it I noted that it’s a Java program….. “great” I thought it’ll run nicely on Linux (which I use almost exclusively at home, apart from the odd game) but.. it’s a java program that requires windows!!
What the heck is the point of that!
“No problem” I thought “I’ll just download the archive and there’ll be a JAR file there that I can run manually”….
no
when you download the program it extracts one .exe file!
Why bother programming something in Java if you’re going to tie it to windows!!

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