Securing a database

Aahz aahz at
Sat Jan 31 06:16:15 CET 2009

In article <ce80b561-913b-4273-bc6e-55b3a9865417 at>,
 <kt83313 at> wrote:
>My company provides some services online, which now they are planning
>to make it offline and sell to customers who can use it in their

How critical is it that this application work completely offline?  I
suggest that you seriously consider making your application crippleware
unless it can "call home" -- that is, certain key bits work only with
online access even if the majority of the app is local.  This may or may
not include the secure database, but if the data is local, it can still
get hacked.
Aahz (aahz at           <*>

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