Poor man's encrypted data

Dave Cragg dcragg at lacscentre.co.uk
Sat Apr 5 16:15:04 CST 2003


At 9:46 am -0800 5/4/03, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>Dave Cragg wrote:
>
>>  At 8:21 am -0800 5/4/03, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>>>  For sending data across the net in a semi-secure format, can you think of
>>>  any downsides to simply storing the data in custom props in a
>>>  password-protected stack?
>>
>>  One possible downside is that, although the contents of the custom
>>  props will be encrypted, if someone is able to get the entire stack
>>  data, then with a copy of Rev/Metacard (the starter kit will do) you
>>  can still "get" the custom props. (Password-protecting only denies
>>  access to the scripts.)
>
>It was my successful test that prompted my post: with the MC 2.4.3 engine it
>seems custom props are also encrypted.

The custom props are encrypted when you view the file data, but if 
you open the stack with Rev or Metacard, you can still "get" a custom 
property without setting the passkey.

Cheers
Dave



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