encryption with python
rrr at ronadam.com
Sun Sep 11 00:02:04 CEST 2005
Kirk Job Sluder wrote:
> The only way to keep confidential stuff secure is to shred it, burn it,
> and grind the ashes.
> I think the fundamental problem is that that most customers don't want
> actual security. They want to be able to get their information by
> calling a phone number and saying a few words/phrases they memorized in
> childhood. Given the current market, it seems to be cheaper to deal
> with breaks after the fact than to expect more from customers.
Security = Privacy in this context, and most customers do want privacy.
But also in this case, you are referring to two party security
situations, where the data is shared between a service provider and a
I would think that any n digit random number not already in the data
base would work for an id along with a randomly generated password that
the student can change if they want. The service provider has full
access to the data with their own set of id's and passwords, so in the
case of a lost id, they can just look it up using the customers name
and/or ssn, or whatever they decide is appropriate. In the case of a
lost password, they can reset it and get another randomly generated
Or am I missing something?
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