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  • if sql server details are hacked what is the use of encrypting password as the hacker can delete the table itself.

    what are other scenarios in which encrypted passwords are useful?

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:04 AM

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  • Encrypting Passwords (i.e. used for encrypting data?) or Encrypted Passwords (i.e. the original password is not stored?).

    You might find the summary links at this site helpful: http://searchsqlserver.techtarget.com/tutorial/SQL-Server-data-encryption-fast-guide

    All encryption, no matter where or how done, has the goal of protecting information from exposure. 

    • This information could be a password, thus attempting to prevent a hacker from gaining access to the rights that the password would provide.
    • This information could be the data itself, thus attempting to prevent a hacker from being able to use the data for his own purposes.

    So, if a hacker breaks into a security context that allows him to delete a table, the data has still not been exposed to his use.  So, in that case, one level (access) was cracked, but the data was not.   These are layers of protection, none is absolute.

    RLF

     

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:25 PM