[thelist] Encrypting fields in MS Access table

Ken Schaefer ken.schaefer at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 05:40:38 CST 2006

On 1/10/06, Ed McCarroll <Ed at comsimplicity.com> wrote:
> A client of mine wants to encrypt credit card and Social Security
> numbers in an Access database.  I've Googled up a few off-the-shelf
> solutions, like CryptoSys and NetLib Encryptionizer, but was wondering
> if any of you had any recommendations or advice.

Hi there,

The problem with encryption is secure key storage (presumably you wish
to decrypt this stuff, otherwise you'd just using a hashing
algorithm). If your client is using a shared hosting service, how is
he/she going to keep the decryption key secure?


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