Poor man's encrypted data
dcragg at lacscentre.co.uk
Sun Apr 6 04:08:10 EDT 2003
At 2:47 pm -0800 5/4/03, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>Dave Cragg wrote:
>> 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.
>It should be easy for Scott to lock that custom prop access along with
I hope he doesn't, otherwise all my password protected stacks that
access custom properties would stop running.
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