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Re^4: Cryptology in the database

by patspam (Sexton)
on Mar 31, 2008 at 09:15 UTC ( #677477=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Cryptology in the database
in thread Cryptology in the database

I think I'm leaning towards this option (even though it will be me who gets the alert at 4am that the server has crashed and is waiting for me to re-enter the key so it can start again..).

The only thing conceptually broken about doing that is that I'm the only one with access to the box, so if someone is able to hack in and gain root access to copy the database, they could equally install a key logger to grab my 4am key entry.

Patrick


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Re^5: Cryptology in the database
by andreas1234567 (Vicar) on Mar 31, 2008 at 12:48 UTC
    it will be me who gets the alert at 4am that the server has crashed and is waiting for me to re-enter the key so it can start again
    Security (more often than not) comes with inconvenience, trouble or annoyance. You will have to compare the benefits with the disadvantages and find a balance that's right for you.

    Since you are dealing with medical info you will probably sleep better with a secure solution anyway, that will more than make up for that once-a-year wake up call :)

    --
    Andreas

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