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effective in securing it from this kind of theft? Threats against credit card information while shopping online are diverse. I would say that your proposal is effective (as oppose to having no effect whatsoever), but the overall threat reduction is small. This technique might be effective in partially mitigating some of the following threats: ...


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This doesn't jump out at me as a security risk. Sensitive data is stored in databases all the time. If your database is somehow compromised, I suspect that client directory structures getting out would be pretty low on your list of concerns.


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The app (server side) could encrypt the mail content before storing it, using an encryption key derived from the login password (which is of course unknown to the developer). (if you are concerned about the developer changing the server software to bypass encryption or save a copy of the encryption key, he can do that with the client based encryption too. ...


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I could hash the IP to 16 bits and store those 16 bits. Then there'd be 65 536 possible hashed values, and for each one of those hashes, there'd be roughly 65 536 possible IPs that maps to that value. Or hash the IP to only 8 bits, so that there'd be only 256 possible hashes, each one stemming from any one of roughly 2^(32 - 8) = 16 777 216 IPs. This would ...


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If I understand you question correctly, you could encrypt the email before it leaves your computer and only allow it to be decrypted by the recipient. Take a look at a product called Virtru (http://www.virtru.com). I am not affiliated with the company but am a happy user. The recipient doesn't have to be a Virtru user to be able to read your email securely ...



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