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August 2, 2012  4:00 PM

Sensitive Data Must Be Encrypted



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Data Encryption, Data Loss, Data Security, Database Administration, Database Design, Database security, Encryption, Exploit, Hashing, Security, SQL, SQL Server

The title of this post pretty much says it all.  If you store sensitive data in a database you have to work under the assumption that someone is going to try and break into the system and steal that data.  Thinking otherwise simply isn’t responsible as the developer and/or administrator of the...

May 28, 2009  11:00 AM

What’s the difference between encrypted data and hashed data?



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Database, Database security, Encryption, Hashing, Security, SecurityFightClub

The biggest difference between encrypted data and hashed data is that encrypted data can be decrypted later.  Hash algorithms such as MD5 are one way hashing algorithms which means that the value that is returned can't be decrypted back to the original value. It is important to know the...


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