Re: Encrypted databases

From: Roy Hann <specially_at_processed.almost.meat>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 17:38:12 -0000
Message-ID: <DO6dnVpKesQYmdbanZ2dnUVZ8q-rnZ2d_at_pipex.net>


"Gints Plivna" <gints.plivna_at_gmail.com> wrote in message news:362baa94-d7f1-4644-b347-9fcb81ec8e80_at_b15g2000hsa.googlegroups.com...
> On 23 Nov., 20:09, "Roy Hann" <specia..._at_processed.almost.meat> wrote:
>> If I wanted to start investigating encrypted databases and built-in
>> support
>> for encrypted content in databases, where might I go? I'd prefer to begin
>> with something reasonably colloquial that just surveys the issues and the
>> possible approaches and architectures, without getting into the actual
>> business of encryption.
>>
>> This is topical in the UK this week, but that's not the reason I'm
>> asking.
>> (Some minor government robot in the Revenue not only sent the
>> confidential
>> bank details of most of the country to someone who didn't ask for them
>> and
>> didn't want them, he put the unencrypted CD in the post and it
>> disappeared.)
>>
>> Roy
>
> In oracle you can use Transparent data encryption
> http://www.oracle.com/pls/db102/search?remark=quick_search&word=transparent+data+encryption&tab_id=&format=ranked
>
> However technologies cannot protect from absolute stupidity of people
> (as it seems it was in above mentioned case judging from newspapers).
> Also remember that there isn't limits for stupidity, Darwin award each
> year usually confirms that.

Thanks to you and to Cimode.

As I mentioned, my curiosity about this has nothing to do with the recent incident. (It was, as you suggest, something truly worthy of a Darwin Award.)

Roy Received on Mon Nov 26 2007 - 18:38:12 CET

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