Mon, 03 Feb 2003 17:50:27 GMT

Translucent Databases. 3 Feb 2003: Unix Review takes a look at the bookTranslucent Databases.”There's actually more to “translucency” than the idea of programmatically encrypting individual items or classes of data. One of the values of the book, in fact, is that it goes to the trouble of enumerating related ideas and their consequences. I'm particularly fond of security variations that hide unencrypted data “in plain sight” by filling a channel with volumes of false data.” [ — Nothing but Unix]

I've always thought that 'hiding in plain site' was the general strategy now for a highly adept secure information system. I mean given rss and the ability to contribute to multiple websites, you could easily pull off the old newspaper trick…

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