[thelist] Security and databases

Michiel Trimpe M.B.Trimpe at student.tue.nl
Sat May 11 01:49:28 CDT 2002

RD> 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).

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

You could just buy some good encryption software as well. But if it's
very sensitive you might run into trouble with export to non-US
territory but that might not be a problem if you're in the States.

My $.02,
 Michiel                            mailto:M.B.Trimpe at student.tue.nl

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