[wp-hackers] Wordpress database encryption.

jackie sparks jackie.craig.sparks at live.com
Sun Nov 27 05:37:54 UTC 2011

Miscoded and rouge plugins, I'm talking about plugins that allow SQL injections. Not plugins that actually look like they have bad intent. 

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> From: mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
> Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2011 00:34:09 -0500
> To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
> Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Wordpress database encryption.
> On Nov 27, 2011, at 12:18 AM, jackie sparks wrote:
> > This can protect the data in the database from ... rouge plugins
> If it is coded in core, then a rouge plugin would have access to the keys. It would be less likely a rouge plugin would make the effort to crack the security of another plugin, so I'd say a plugin would be more safe than core, not less.
> > and miscoded plugins
> How that?  If the plugins are miscoded and overwrite data, they still overwrite data, encrypted or no.
> > This seems to be a huge problem, 
> What kind of data are you trying to protect?  I assume that you are not worried about this just for personal blogging?  Is this for a client project, or are you just personally interested?
> > if you read the sec lists in the past week.
> Which lists/where are the archives that mention these issues?  I'd be interested to see those references.
> -Mike
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