encryption with python

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Wed Sep 7 23:44:10 CEST 2005

jlocc at fau.edu wrote:
> Basically I will like to combine a social security number (9 digits)
> and a birth date (8 digits, could be padded to be 9) and obtain a new
> 'student number'. It would be better if the original numbers can't be
> traced back, they will be kept in a database anyways. Hope this is a
> bit more specific, thanks!!!

Why don't you assign an arbitrary ID number to each student that is
entirely unrelated to sensitive information (except via the database
which is hopefully secure)?

Robert Kern
rkern at ucsd.edu

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