Crystal Reports is owned by Business Objects and Business Objects is now part of SAP. So I notice when SAP makes the news.
A study by Onapsis Research Labs, reported by Help Net Security finds that 95% of SAP systems are exposed to vulnerabilities. It lists the top 3 vectors for attacks and discusses the operational problems that contribute to these vulnerabilities. Sounds serious.
On the same day I read an unrelated story about another cyber security company, called Tiversa. According to a former Tiversa employee, the company used extortion, punishing companies that didn’t purchase their services by reporting their vulnerabilities to the FTC. Now there there are calls for a federal investigation.
That makes me read reports of security vulnerabilities through an entirely different lens. There has always been a fine line between protection and a protection racket.