Database Encryption

Trevor DeVore lists at
Tue Mar 11 09:38:42 EDT 2008

On Feb 5, 2008, at 1:54 PM, Ross Giddings wrote:

> A simple way to prevent unauthorized
> access to a database is to encrypt
> the relevant part of the file header
> so that it's not recognized as a db
> outside your programme.
> Decrypt the header programmatically
> inside your app and encrypt it on
> closing.

Just be aware that since you are modifying the file on disk anyone can  
open your database file while it is open in your application or make a  
copy of it while it is open in your application and then open it  
whenever they would like (at least with SQLite).


Trevor DeVore
Blue Mango Learning Systems    -

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