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Re^2: Customer data encryption

by 0xbeef (Hermit)
on Feb 25, 2007 at 16:47 UTC ( #602016=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Customer data encryption
in thread Customer data encryption

Thanks, this makes sense and I will likely end up using it like this. I was wondering if there are any drawbacks to compressing first - e.g. if an attacker could perhaps exploit any patterns that gzip/bzip2 may produce?


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Re^3: Customer data encryption
by traveler (Parson) on Feb 25, 2007 at 20:27 UTC
    Very unlikely. Encryption will add entropy to the entropy making it somewhat more difficult to crack than just encrypted text.
Re^3: Customer data encryption
by ikegami (Pope) on Feb 26, 2007 at 03:22 UTC
    That's what salting is for.

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