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Re: PGP Option? (Reply)

10.05.2010 01:28 am (UTC)

Re: PGP Option?

eagle: Me at the Adobe in Yachats, Oregon (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] eagle
There's something to be said for simple symmetric-key encryption (using AES for instance) even if Dreamwidth also stores the key and decrypts on the fly for authorized users. It means that the data is encrypted at rest and no one can see it by accident.

A minor gain probably not worth the complexity, but that sort of server-side encryption is becoming increasingly common in the storage world. (Although there the concern is often about backups, which are frequently sent off-site to unaffiliated storage companies who shouldn't be able to read the stuff they're storing.)
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