[thelist] Security and databases

Ron Dorman rwd at csi1st.net
Fri May 10 22:43:01 CDT 2002

Amy Johnson wrote:

> Is it safe to put a password protected, encrypted ACCESS database in the web space?  Or should I put all my databases in directories
> outside the web space (which is a hassle for me since I have to go through the system administrator everytime I need to get a copy
> of the database).

If is in web space it is vulnerable.  Period!  Even out of web space,
but in web space, very much vulnerable.  Put up with the hassle and
sleep more soundly.

A dev/test version would probably be ok if you didn't have real data in it.

Ron D.

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