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)?

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Robert Kern
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