[wp-hackers] Encrypting comment_author_IP, comment_author_email and user_email

William Canino william.canino at googlemail.com
Fri Oct 23 17:20:53 UTC 2009


Has anyone heard of anyone writing a plugin that encrypts these three
columns in the database level?

a. $comment->comment_author_email, "SELECT comment_author_email FROM
wp_comments" and "SELECT user_email FROM wp_users" will display

b. comment_author_email() will display gibberish unless a condition
set in the plugin is true.

I would like assurance that someone who gains db access to the blog or
get hold of a SQL dump cannot harvest email addresses.

Also, if this is something one shouldn't worry about, why not?

Thank you for your assistance.


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