Reply to post: Re: Benny

SEAL up your data just like Microsoft: Redmond open-sources 'simple' homomorphic encryption blueprints

diodesign (Written by Reg staff) Silver badge

Re: Benny

"Why would you want to use this if anyone could just come along and change your data (albeit without ever knowing what it was)?"

No one can "just come along" and change it - if you have unauthorized database access then if the DB is unencrypted t's completely game over, and if it's encrypted then at least they can't see the data. If someone breaks in and changes the database records, then roll back to a backup and seal up your network security.

The aim of this is to keep the data shielded and minimize risk.

C.

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