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With all the NSA intrusion coming out, is there a way to

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:53 pm
by Praetorian Guard
encrypt the database, etc. to prevent data-mining? Thanks...

Re: With all the NSA intrusion coming out, is there a way to

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:33 pm
by Brf
What purpose would encrypting the database serve, when the data is displayed on the internet page unencrypted?

Re: With all the NSA intrusion coming out, is there a way to

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:37 pm
by Praetorian Guard
Brf wrote:What purpose would encrypting the database serve, when the data is displayed on the internet page unencrypted?
From scavage mining, mass data dumps, etc. from providers giving access to servers. Plus, some boards may not be privy to most. I have nothing to hide, but unwelcomed intrusion, no matter from who, is not kosher...

Re: With all the NSA intrusion coming out, is there a way to

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:39 pm
by Brf
This board is support for your phpBB. We do not support however your server is hiding its data.

Re: With all the NSA intrusion coming out, is there a way to

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:41 pm
by Praetorian Guard
Brf wrote:This board is support for your phpBB. We do not support however your server is hiding its data.

Well, in some aspects it would be for support of phpBB. Since phpbb uses the DB...

Re: With all the NSA intrusion coming out, is there a way to

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:06 pm
by Lumpy Burgertushie
you are missing the point. if they want to see what is on your board they simply have to visit it.

if you encrypt the database it won't stop it from showing on the board.

besides , I would imagine that if they get anything like this going it won't help if you had the databse or anything else encrypted.

your host has the absolute right to see anything you have stored on their servers etc. and if they are forced to give over that info, it won't matter .

however, I wouldn't worry too much about it. this is not anytihing new.



robert

Re: With all the NSA intrusion coming out, is there a way to

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:25 pm
by Praetorian Guard
Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:you are missing the point. if they want to see what is on your board they simply have to visit it.

if you encrypt the database it won't stop it from showing on the board.

besides , I would imagine that if they get anything like this going it won't help if you had the databse or anything else encrypted.

your host has the absolute right to see anything you have stored on their servers etc. and if they are forced to give over that info, it won't matter .

however, I wouldn't worry too much about it. this is not anytihing new.



robert

Ok. Thanks. I was hoping to see what the thoughts were on encrypting the data on the db/server, but I see you have to have the key stored somewhere and it really would not make a difference, if the provider gave access to server...