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Why don’t use just use a tool like IRI FieldShield (works on any DB and flat-file via Eclipse or command line) and apply AES-256 format-preserving encryption as a rule across the SSN and ZIP code columns across your sources? That preserves realism, referential integrity, restricted access, and reversibility all at the same time.


Most if not all database engines support 'encrypted columns' which securely stores the data, so in this way yes there are tools that do this for you. Next you have the issue of searching based on those encrypted columns. http://dba.stackexchange.com/questions/23908/how-to-search-a-mysql-database-with-encrypted-fields The quick explanation is that you ...


The attacker can perform a man-in-the-middle attack on him self. Basic steps are: Setup a proxy like SSLsplit or Charles Proxy on a computer. Install a custom SSL root certificate on the device (iPhone). Add the proxy in the device settings. Now the device will route all traffic over the proxy. Normally you could not decrypt this traffic but the proxy ...


The attacker could Man-In-The-Middle attack their own iPhone by creating a custom CA. SSL/TLS prevents third parties they don't trust from listening in. The attacker has no reason to distrust themselves and their iPhone allows them to make it trust whatever they want. The format won't be safe, and shouldn't be (be, not contain) sensitive information.


It the code works, obfuscation is worthless. Take this example: Before obfuscation: function say(whatever){ alert(whatever); } after: eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c]=k[c] ||c}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(ne w ...


Obfuscation is a technique used to, obfuscate, or make less obvious, something. From a security perspective, obfuscation can make it more difficult or time consuming for a human attacker to understand whatever it is they are looking at. (It could also be a method of security through obscurity, by hiding things, as an example.) Most of the time people view ...

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