Peter Bowen peter at bowenfamily.org
Wed Mar 23 14:32:45 MST 2005

I had the same problem myself... I uuencoded it.


Eric Jensen wrote:

>Working on some encryption schemes and running into a few humps.  We
>have a great GnuPG scheme for encrypting all of our backup files. 
>Really digging the public and private key scheme.  But now we are
>wanting to encrypt specific fields in our database.  Reading MySQL docs
>and they have some good encryption schemes but it is all symmetric.  We
>would like the data to be encrypted with a public key and then during a
>special process of our choosing we decrypt with the passphrase protected
>secret key that isn't even stored on the server.  This way if there was
>every a compromise on the server itself the worst they can do is use our
>public key to encrypt more of our data.  I tried using GnuPG to encrypt
>strings, but MySQL sure doesn't like you passing it encrypted strings
>with all those crazy characters.  Anybody have any ideas?
>Eric Jensen
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