maanjee at gmail.com
Fri Nov 24 13:07:04 PST 2006
On 11/24/06, RW <list-freebsd-2004 at morbius.sent.com> wrote:
> On Friday 24 November 2006 05:37, Norberto Meijome wrote:
> > Precisely - MS makes a very strong (and valid) point of saying that once
> > 'the bad guys' have physical access to your box, the machine is owned.
> > The was a (very cool) presentation in Ruxcon (ruxcon.org) this year
> > hacking into someone's machine via Firewire. And even if it was an
> > neither the researcher/hacker nor MS would consider it "security issue",
> > because to use this FW attack you need physical access... ie, you've
> > the battle already, it's just a matter of picking your method of
> > in.
> I think that's a bit complacent of MS, given that most instances of their
> don't run on servers.
> If a desktop machine has encrypted partitions, it is protected against
> stealing it and breaking in at their convenience. Reading data from a
> machine, shouldn't be as convenient and inconspicuous as plugging-in a
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But what about database encryption? Is it possible to encrypt mySQL database
and what is the best method to encrypt which does not affect the
BR / vj
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